Carousell Expands Executive Team To Strengthen Operations And Leadership In Southeast Asia
New senior appointments, former SPH Deputy CMO and SVP Su Lin Tan, and former RedMart COO Colin Bryar, drive innovation and transformation to support growth across the region
Hong Kong, January 2019 – Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classifieds, announced the appointment of industry veteran Su Lin Tan as Vice President of Operations, while Colin Bryar has taken on an advisory role. The new additions reflect the company’s steadfast commitment to solidify its market-leading position in the classifieds industry and to continuously improve user experience of our marketplace in the region.
“We are always on the lookout for world-class talent who shares our values and passion for solving meaningful problems with technology, and we are tremendously fortunate to have found that in Su Lin and Colin,” said Siu Rui Quek, Carousell Co-founder and CEO. “Their collective experience and proven track record in transforming organizations amidst complex digital environments will be invaluable as we power through our next chapter of growth. It is an absolute privilege and I look forward to learning from them as we continue to innovate classifieds in an AI-first world.”
Su Lin, previously Deputy Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales Strategy and Operations at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), brings over two decades of leadership experience in digital strategy, marketing and the classified space to Carousell. Having overseen sizable advertising sales and digital organisations and working across complex organisational eco-systems, she was most recently associated with the launch of Singapore's first and only digital publisher alliance, the Singapore Media Exchange, Su Lin serves as the Vice President of Operations to lead the teams in scaling up operations in Singapore and across the region. In her new role at Carousell, she reports to Co-founder and CEO, Siu Rui Quek.
“I am deeply honored 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,” said Su Lin. “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.”
In his new advisory role to Carousell’s executive leadership team, Colin will focus on identifying opportunities for faster growth and providing a world-class customer experience for users across the region. Colin has successfully led digital platform businesses in all stages of evolution for over 25 years in various senior leadership roles at Amazon, IMDb and Alibaba-owned RedMart. He also served two years as Technical Advisor to Jeff Bezos. This unique blend of experience makes Colin a great fit for the next phase of Carousell’s growth.
Colin shares his excitement for tackling new challenges at Carousell, “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.”