Adevinta ASA (ADE) has announced that Ajay Bhatia has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of mobile.de, Germany’s largest vehicle marketplace.
He brings two decades of executive leadership experience in online classifieds in Australia and Asia.
Ajay is presently serving as Managing Director of Carsales Australia.
He has extensive experience in the Motors vertical, as well as across Real Estate, Jobs and general classifieds.
Further, Ajay has held a range of leadership roles covering general management, product, technology, sales and digital marketing.
Rolv Erik Ryssdal, CEO Adevinta, said in a press release:
“Ajay is ideally positioned to lead mobile.de’s continued growth ambitions and will be a fantastic addition to the Adevinta Executive team. We conducted an extensive search for a new CEO for mobile.de, and we are confident that Ajay’s expertise in the classifieds industry, strong product and technology background, and track record of leading growth businesses will add value to mobile.de, its users and the Adevinta group.“
On being appointed the CEO of Germany’s largest vehicle marketplace, Ajay says:
“I am excited to join Adevinta as CEO of mobile.de. The mobile.de team has done a tremendous job in building Germany’s number one online automotive marketplace, and I look forward to working closely with them to drive customer and commercial innovations to the business.”
Ajay graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and holds an Engineering degree and a Masters in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.
He was also named Australian CIO of the year in 2015 by CEO Magazine.
Ajay has also served on several Boards across the public, private and non-profit sectors, and holds the honorary position of Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School.
His term as the new CEO of mobile.de will begin on 1 August 2022.