29 September 2021
Cazoo appoints Abhishek Roy as European Managing Director
…as it plans to launch in Germany and France later this year
Cazoo (NYSE: CZOO), the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying and selling a car as simple and seamless as ordering any other product online, today announced that it has appointed Abhishek Roy as its European Managing Director.
Abhishek is a digital executive with 15 years’ management experience in European consumer technology businesses, with a particular focus in the automotive industry. Abhishek recently led the sale of eBay’s leading Nordic ecommerce platforms, dba and bilbasen, where he was CEO, to the Schibsted Media Group. Abhishek has also been Chief Product Officer at mobile.de, Germany’s largest car marketplace where he helped scale the company. He has also held several strategy and operations roles at eBay Europe and started his career as an analyst for Oliver Wyman. He holds a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Abhishek will join the Cazoo Executive team and report to Cazoo’s Group Chief Operating Officer Paul Whitehead. He will be responsible for the launch of Cazoo across Europe and will grow the current team of over 300 over the coming months as Cazoo executes on its European expansion with a planned launch in France and Germany before the end of this year.
Cazoo is one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe, pioneering the shift to online car buying and selling and has already sold over 35,000 cars in the UK since its launch less than 2 years ago. Cazoo owns and fully reconditions all of its cars before offering them on its website for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours and has thousands of cars available at any time.
Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “I am delighted to welcome Abhishek to the Cazoo team. His experience in European automotive marketplaces and his understanding of the importance in creating and delivering exceptional customer experiences is a great match for us as we look to grow our team and deliver the best car buying and selling experience for consumers across Europe.”
Abhishek Roy said, “Cazoo has seen phenomenal growth and consumers have embraced the selection, transparency and convenience of buying and selling quality used cars entirely online. I am incredibly excited to be joining the Cazoo team to help create a world-class organisation across Europe that delivers consumers with an exceptional digital car buying and selling experience.”
For more information:
Lawrence Hall, Group Communications Director, [email protected]
About Cazoo – www.cazoo.co.uk
Our mission is to transform the car buying and selling experience across the UK & Europe by providing better selection, value, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. Our aim is to make buying or selling a car no different to ordering any other product online, where consumers can simply and seamlessly buy, sell, finance or subscribe to a car entirely online for delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE, is backed some of the leading technology investors globally and is publicly traded (NYSE: CZOO).