Carsome Group Inc., an integrated car e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, has on Thursday revealed strategic leadership transitions designed to fortify further the company’s commitment to growth and operational efficiency.

In a statement, the firm said that effective March 1, Eric Chan, the former Regional Managing Director at Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar), will assume the roles of Carsome Group President and Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).

According to the statement, Chan will oversee all operations across the Group’s footprint in Southeast Asia.

It is noted that Chan brings nearly three decades of extensive operational experience in the automotive sector, and his appointment underlines Carsome’s strategic direction toward bolstering operational efficiencies and sustainable growth.

Chan began his career from the ground up as a car sales professional and advanced to Managing Director at Cycle & Carriage Singapore, in addition to other notable roles.

His corporate and board experience includes Chairmanship of the Cycle & Carriage Bintang board and Commissioner on the Board of PT Tunas Ridean TBK (Tunas Group).

Currently, he serves as an Independent Director at AcroMeta Group Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

As part of this transition, Aaron Kee, who previously held the position of COO, will assume the role of Group Chief Business Officer (CBO).

As CBO, Kee will drive the integration of strategies within the Carsome ecosystem, lead business development, and focus on identifying and nurturing new prospects beyond Carsome’s core business segments.

Meanwhile, Juliet Zhu, who has significantly contributed to Carsome’s success journey, will transition from her role as President and assume the position of Advisor to the management team, allowing Carsome to continue drawing upon her insights and experience.

“Our leadership transition is a conscious move to capitalize on our team’s deep strengths against our ambitious objectives,

“The leadership changes are timely and align with the company’s trajectory toward sustained growth and market leadership,” said Eric Cheng, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carsome.

He added that the CBO position is designed to leverage Kee’s extensive experience and insights and will not only provide opportunities to explore and solidify new partnerships but also enhance cross-functional synergies within our operations.

“Eric Chan’s notable career in automotive leadership, particularly his work at Jardine Cycle & Carriage, makes the industry veteran a valued addition to our Carsome family,

“His innovative approach and commitment to excellence are perfectly aligned with our mission to revolutionize the automotive sector, and we look forward to his leadership in steering Carsome’s regional operational strategies,” he noted.

Eric Chan meanwhile said it is a great privilege to join Carsome at such a pivotal time in its development trajectory.

“Together with the passionate team, I am committed to building on the company’s legacy and pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve in the industry,

“It is about strategic innovation, collaboration, and delivering tangible value to our customers and stakeholders.” Chan shared.

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