Global product and tech group, OLX Group, has elevated Sushil Kumar, the former Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at OLX India to General Manager for India. This is at a time when India is being identified as the key strategic growth market globally for the company. Sushil’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.
“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.” remarks Tim Hilpert, CEO OLX Markets, one of the four global divisions of OLX Group.
At OLX Group, Sushil 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. It has further strengthened its portfolio with two key announcements recently – the acquisition of Aasaanjobs.com and the inception of OLX Cash My Car.
On his announcement, 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 the 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.
With 50 million users in India, OLX holds a leadership position in the cars, mobiles and consumer durables segment. Sushil will be fully responsible for digital innovation, portfolio expansion, partnerships and most importantly- customer centricity and culture.
Sushil has a Doctorate in Computational Fluid Mechanics from UPC, Barcelona and a B. Tech degree from IIT Guwahati.
OLX Group and OLX India:
OLX Group is a global product and tech company which operates a network of market-leading trading platforms in five continents. With more than 350 million monthly users worldwide, OLX Group makes it fast and easy to buy and sell almost anything online, such as household goods, phones, cars and houses. Through consumer brands including Avito, dubizzle, letgo, OLX, and many dozen others, we estimate that 16 million things are exchanged on our apps and platforms every single month. The company is powered by a team of 5,000 people, operating from 35+ offices across five continents. OLX Group is part of Naspers, a global internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Around a fifth of the world’s population improve their daily lives using the products and services of companies that Naspers operates and invests in.
OLX is India’s number one consumer-to-consumer marketplace for pre-owned cars and motorbikes, mobile phones, household items, jobs and real estate. In India, it already has 85% market share of the consumer – to- consumer online trade, 77% of the pre-owned cars market share via OLX Auto & OLX CashMyCar and OLX Aasaanjobs is the leading blue & grey collar jobs recruitment marketplace in India.
OLX is the number #1 buying + selling mobile App in India according to Google Play store and is currently trending at 6 billion page-views a month. OLX India as won prestigious industry awards and accolades and was recently recognized by the prestigious ‘Superbrands’ in 2016.