October 9th, 2019
iCar Asia appoints Kjetil Rohde Jakobsen as Chief Information Officer and Natt Ford as Country Manager of iCar Asia Thailand
Kuala Lumpur, 9 October 2019 - iCar Asia Limited, owner of ASEAN’s largest network of automotive websites today announced the appointment of Kjetil Rohde Jakobsen as Chief Information Officer, and Natt Ford as Country Manager of iCar Asia Thailand effective immediately. Kjetil is replacing Pedro Sttau and Natt is replacing Pornladda Dathratwibul, who have both left the business.
Kjetil Rohde Jakobsen brings with him over 20 years of experience in the full spectrum of product and technology. He has held leadership positions in both country and regional roles in various multinational businesses across Asia and Europe, including establishing a leading car vertical in his home country of Norway. He last held the position of Global Director of Expansion at iFlix, South East Asia’s leading startup in the Subscription Video on Demand space, and has been based in Kuala Lumpur since 2014.
Natt Ford is returning to lead iCar Asia in Thailand for the second time, having been a crucial leader of the setup phases of the business from 2013 to 2015. Natt has extensive experience in online marketplace and media businesses having worked on some of the market leading vertical business in automotive and property industries in Thailand. Most recently she has been working for Amarin Printing and Publishing Public Company as the Managing Director – New Media & Events. Leading a team of 150 people, Natt was instrumental in driving the digital media strategy and initiatives of Amarin.
CEO of iCar Asia Limited, Hamish Stone commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Kjetil and Natt to the iCar Asia team. Both are fantastic talents and will help drive the next phases of growth in our product and technology and in Thailand. I look forward to partnering with them both to help deliver the next milestones for iCar Asia.”
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About iCar Asia Limited (www.icarasia.com)Listed on the Australia 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 capitalise on its market-leading positions, with its online properties currently reaching approximately 12million car buyers and sellers in the region every month.
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