Carousell has named William Ip as its managing director for Hong Kong.
In his new position, Ip will lead the development of the brand’s overall business strategy and will work with the Carousell Hong Kong team on daily operations, marketing, branding, and community engagement. He will also be tasked with growing Carousell’s community through improvements to its user experience. He will report to Lewis Ng, chief commercial officer of Carousell.
In an official statement, Ip commented that it’s the right time to bring the marketplace to the next level. “I have always been passionate about using technology to transform the way people work, play, and interact. I know we can realise this potential at Carousell,” he commented.
Ip possesses more than 20 years of experiences in sales and general management in the technology industry. Prior to this latest appointment, Ip was the chief executive of Paypal Hong Kong, where he managed a multibillion-dollar online transaction portfolio of merchants and consumers spanning Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. He has also held multiple senior leadership positions at APAC tech companies, promoting payment solutions, eCommerce, network system security and management, integration solutions, business management applications, e-business applications, and CRM solutions.
Commenting on his experience, Ip said, “In the past, my team and I have been able to experience success by disrupting some of the legacy rules we have encountered by introducing innovative new solutions that address users’ pain points and help solve problems.”