Cazoo appoints Julio Ribes as Country Manager for Spain

Cazoo appoints Julio Ribes as Country Manager for Spain

Barcelona, 9 March 2022. Cazoo (www.cazoo.com), Europe’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying and selling a car as simple and seamless as ordering any other product online, has appointed Julio Ribes as Country Manager in Spain.

Julio has a proven track-record within the automotive industry and was the CEO & co-founder of Swipcar, Spain’s leading consumer car subscription marketplace, which Cazoo acquired in 2021. Prior to that he worked for well established companies such as, Ford and Seat-Volkswagen group. In the years before that, he graduated in industrial engineering and holds an international MBA from IESE Business School.

Julio will join the European Leadership Team and will report into Cazoo’s European Managing Director, Abhishek Roy, and will be responsible for growing the team and business in Spain over the coming months as Cazoo executes on its European expansion.

Cazoo was founded in 2018 by British entrepreneur Alex Chesterman and is one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe, pioneering the shift to online car buying. It listed on the NYSE last year and has already built a world class team of over 4,000 across the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Cazoo has sold over 50,000 cars online since its launch just over two years ago, as consumers have embraced the selection, value, transparency and convenience of buying used cars fully online. It launched in 2019 in the UK and more recently launched in France and Germany last December.

Abhishek Roy, European Managing Director of Cazoo, says: "Julio has a strong track record and has already built a market-leading car subscription marketplace in Spain. I am delighted to have him on board, his retail experience and customer centric approach within the subscription and automotive industry will help drive Cazoo's Spanish team and business forward."

Julio Ribes, Country Manager Cazoo Spain, adds: "In just over two years, Cazoo has seen exceptional growth in the UK. The wide selection of used cars and the transparency and convenience of buying online has been embraced by customers. I look forward to growing the team and delivering exceptional customer experiences to transform the car buying, selling and subscription experience across Spain and the rest of Europe.”

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About Cazoo – www.cazoo.com

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 by some of the leading technology investors globally and is publicly traded (NYSE: CZOO).