Bike-sharing company ofo has appointed Alan Jiang (pictured) as its head of Southeast Asia based in Singapore.
Prior to this role, Jiang was the country manager of Uber Indonesia for about two and a half years. He first joined Uber back in December 2012 as its operations and logistics manager, where he focused on “demand forecasting and supply analytics to deliver a reliable alternative to public transportation”, according to his LinkedIn. During his tenure at the company, Jiang also helped Uber launch in new markets such as Malaysia, China and Vietnam.
The company made its foray into Malaysia in August this year with its launch in Melaka. It also deployed the first batch of 500 ofo bikes, in central areas such as Jonker Street, Stadthuys Buildings and Jalan Hang Tuah. ofo also said earlier that it would seek to contribute to the government’s vision to transform the town into a green technology state by 2020.
Beijing-headquartered ofo was founded in 2014. The platform which is operated by a mobile application, currently connects about 10 million registered users with over 1,000,000 bikes across 34 cities in China. At the beginning of 2017, ofo was handling more than two million transactions per day. It was the ninth company in China to exceed one million daily transactions, according to ofo. Apart from China, Singapore and Malaysia ofo is also present in countries such as United States and United Kingdom.