The former CEO of eBay Australia, Simon Smith appointed as a Managing Director of taxi aggregator OLA in Australia.
Simon held various roles previously including Chief Executive Officer of eBay Australia, Non-Executive Director of Sportsbet, VP of Virtual Offices at Servcorp and a consultant at McKinsey and Company.
“Simon is a very entrepreneurial and strategic leader who has demonstrated strong business and people leadership in his career. He will lead Ola’s mission to build the future of mobility in Australia and create impact for the millions of consumers and tens of thousands of driver partners,” Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said.
Joining the company, Smith will lead the team and will work on building Ola’s presence, including strategy, marketing, product development, customer service, and engagement with driver-partners and other stakeholders, Ola said in a statement.
Now Ola, which competes with US-based rival Uber operates in the Indian and Australian market.
In January this year, Ola announced its plans to foray into the Australian market. Thereafter, it started offering services in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The company is now planning to launch its services in Adelaide.