Exclusive: B2B e-commerce platform 88Spares names ex-Lazada VP as COO | Digital Asia
Indonesian B2B e-commerce platform 88spares announced that it has appointed Duncan White as COO.
In a press statement, the company explained that White’s top priority as COO will be to enhance user experience, refine products, and set up logistic cross-border solutions.
The COO will be in charge of helping 88Spares scale up cross-border operations and expand its regional presence.
He will manage operations, cross-border trading, product, business development, revenue management, and logistics.
He will also report directly to CEO and co-founder Hartmut Molzahn.
White had spent nearly four years at Lazada Group as Vice President of Regional Marketplace, with base in Singapore.
His responsibility includes managing marketplace content, retail catalogue, and seller experience. He also managed the company’s regional cross-border operations and had built its built Partner Support Center (PSC).
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Prior to joining Lazada, White spent two years as a Public Sector Consultant in Frost & Sullivan Singapore.
“We believe that Duncan is the right person who will significantly contribute to lead and scale 88Spares’ operations into the right direction of growth and future expansion. He has every skill sets and talents that we need to scale 88Spares from a tech startup into a well-established global enterprise. Duncan understands 88Spares’s goal of connecting everyone in the supply chain in our retail factory-to-factory concept and is passionate about building a business that will enable us to realise this mission,” said Molzahn.
Launched in April 2017, 88Spares is an online marketplace that specialises in selling spare parts for machineries in the textile and garment industries.
The startup aims to help factories save operational costs by cutting down middlemen and simplifying the purchasing process.
CMO and Co-Founder Rosari Soendjoto told Tech News that the company is currently in the process of raising its Series A funding.
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