Posted on April 4th, 2016
April 4 2016 – iCar Asia Limited (ASX: ICQ), owner of ASEAN’s No. 1 network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand today announced that online automotive marketplace expert, Hamish Stone, will join iCar Asia Limited as its CEO in June of this year.
Stone has spent the last 10 years with eBay Inc. and is currently the Director of Automotive and Verticals at Marktplaats.nl, the leading online classifieds site in Netherlands. Previously, Stone was Head of Motors and Marketing at Gumtree.com in the UK (an eBay Company) and prior to that Head of Marketing and Advertising at eBay Australia and New Zealand. Stone’s extensive online classifieds experience across global markets provides him with a unique set of skills and capabilities to lead iCar Asia through its next phase of growth.
Stone holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon), with a Major in Economics and Marketing, from the University of Sydney.
Patrick Grove, Chairman of iCar Asia said, “As the business transitions into a new and extremely exciting phase, Hamish’s tremendous experience in online classifieds makes him the perfect candidate to take iCar Asia Ltd through its next phase of development and growth. Hamish has led online classifieds businesses in Australia, the UK and Netherlands as part of eBay for the last 10 years. He has extensive experience in general classifieds with deep sector experience in the automotive vertical. We are extremely excited he has chosen to join us as CEO to head the team as it moves to the next level.”
Foundation CEO of iCar Asia Limited Mr Damon Rielly, who has spent almost 4 years in the role, is leaving the company to return home to Australia with his young family. Said Mr Grove, “Damon’s contribution to iCar Asia has been extraordinary and he has been an excellent leader. He has been instrumental in building the iCar Asia business from a small start up to the dominant player that it is today across ASEAN. The entire Board and company wishes him every success in his future endeavours.”
In order to effect a smooth transition, Mr Rielly will serve as CEO of iCar Asia until such time as Mr Stone commences. Said Mr Stone, “I am extremely excited about joining iCar Asia. I think the business has tremendous potential and an enormous range of opportunities, and I believe Damon has created a wonderful platform for the iCar Asia business. I very much look forward to working with the team to capitalize on the tremendous growth opportunity the company has in front of it.”
For more information please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
iCar Asia Ltd
iCar Asia Ltd
Tel: +613 8689 9997
Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ) owns and operates ASEAN’s No. 1 network of automotive portals. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company is focused on developing and operating leading automotive portals in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. iCar Asia is continuously working to capitalize on its market-leading positions, with its online properties currently reaching over 4.8 million car buyers and sellers in the region every month.