Carousell hires former SPH deputy CMO Su Lin Tan as VP of ops

Carousell has appointed industry veteran Su Lin Tan (pictured) as vice president of operations, while Colin Bryar takes on an advisory role. The new additions aim to reflect the company’s commitment to solidify its position in the industry and to continuously improve user experience in the region.

In her new role, Tan will lead the teams in scaling up operations in Singapore and across the region. She reports to co-founder and CEO, Siu Rui Quek. Previously deputy chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales strategy and operations at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Tan brings with her over two decades of leadership experience in digital strategy, marketing and the classified space to Carousell. Having overseen advertising sales and digital organisations and working across organisational eco-systems, she was most recently associated with the launch of Singapore’s digital publisher alliance, the Singapore Media Exchange.

In his new advisory role to Carousell’s executive leadership team, Bryar will focus on identifying opportunities for faster growth and providing a “world-class” customer experience for users across the region. He has over 25 years of experience in various senior leadership roles at Amazon, IMDb and Alibaba-owned RedMart. He also served two years as technical advisor to Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos.

According to Quek, the company is on the lookout for individuals who shares its values and passion for solving meaningful problems with technology. She added that both Tan and Bryar’s experience will be invaluable to the company as it aims to power through the next chapter of growth.

“I am deeply honoured and humbled at the chance to work alongside Carousell’s visionary founding team. I knew they were destined to achieve great things from the first time we met back when they had first started the company,” Tan said.

“Despite their incredible success in a short span of six years, the leadership team’s deep commitment and mission-driven values to make an impactful change in the world have never wavered. Their humility and willingness to learn and grow, not only themselves but also their people, moved me. I am excited for the opportunity to help make the founders’ dream come true so that we might show the world what Singapore born and bred companies are capable of,” she added.

“In my many years of working with major tech companies, the potential I saw in Carousell and the impact it can bring to many more millions of users around the world is something really special. I have profound admiration and respect for the founders and their vision for the company. It’s an exciting time to be part of a team that is aggressively expanding its capabilities to bring simpler and more trusted solutions to help people discover new possibilities when buying, selling and connecting with one another,” Bryar said.

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