OLX names Sushil Kumar as General Manager for India
Kumar was earlier the Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at OLX India
Published - 11-March-2019
Global product and tech group OLX has elevated Sushil Kumar, the former Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at OLX India, as the General Manager for India. The appointment comes at a time when India is being identified as the key strategic growth market globally for the company.
The company in a statement said that Kumar’s determination and unwavering commitment to customers-first business strategy reinforces OLX’s commitment to help people upgrade their lives thereby empowering them to make smart choices.
Talking about the appointment, Tim Hilpert, CEO, OLX Markets, said, “Our growing focus on India as a strategic growth market has brought some very exciting changes at OLX. The knowledge, experience and passion that Sushil brings to the company further strengthens our vision to deliver differentiated value to our customers. Sushil’s strong vision to lead OLX Group to the path of success will be instrumental for the growth of the organization in the coming few years and I am thrilled to have him take over this mantle.”
At OLX Group, Kumar has been part of the charter team and over the years, has played a critical role in setting up some key business functions like product and technology, marketing and sales which has contributed immensely in the success of OLX Group as the industry leader in India as it further strengthened its portfolio with the two key announcements recently - acquisition of Aasaanjobs.com and the inception of OLX Cash My Car, the company said.
Sushil Kumar, General Manager- India, said, “I am extremely enthused to be given the opportunity to drive this business for India as one of the top two high growth markets for the OLX Group, along with US. OLX is committed to bring progressive transformation by touching the lives of billions of people worldwide and our employees exuberate the same level of passion while we progress on our mission to continue leading the classifieds industry in India.”
“In the coming two years, we plan to invest in leveraging emerging technologies like AI, ML and deep learning to enable a more seamless experience to our customers which is going to be significantly important in the success of our business,” he added.
Kumar is a Doctorate in Computational Fluid Mechanics from UPC, Barcelona and a B. Tech degree from IIT Guwahati.