dubizzle continues to drive growth plans with new leadership appointment for motors

Leading Motors marketplace dubizzle Motors appoints new General Manager

  
Amr ElGabry, General Manager of Motors at dubizzle.

Amr ElGabry, General Manager of Motors at dubizzle.

Dubai, UAEdubizzle, the UAE’s leading online marketplace, has announced the appointment of Amr ElGabry as the General Manager of Motors to further support its growth in the UAE. ElGabry will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and strategy for the Motors section to drive growth of the platform’s user engagement, traffic and revenue.

Mr. ElGabry steps into the role previously occupied by Jean-Pierre Mondalek, who takes up a new role as Head of Convenient Transactions to launch and lead new services such as Cash it For Me & Sell it For Me within the OLX Group network in Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

dubizzle Motors has the largest market share in terms of traffic, users, and number of listings in the UAE. With the acquisitions of two home-grown companies this year, the platform now offers more value and choice by providing solutions for every type of used car seller through two new services - Sell it For Me and Cash it For Me further strengthening its position as a leader in the online motors marketplaces space.

Commenting on his appointment ElGabry commented: “dubizzle Motors has long been at the forefront of digital innovation, using cutting-edge analytics and business intelligence to drive its business. It is an exciting time for digital transformation in the country, with the UAE Vision 2021 supporting innovation-focused initiatives. I am thrilled to be leading this inspiring team into the next evolution for the platform, using data in ever more insightful ways to provide exceptional user experience and delight more of our platform visitors everyday.”

ElGabry comes with over 12 years of international experience in leading online marketplaces and managing complex projects. He has launched and headed a new classifieds marketplace for OLX in Oman. Prior to joining OLX Group, he founded and successfully built a recruitment platform to improve the jobs market in the Middle East. He worked at several international companies such as Booz & Company and Procter & Gamble where he led large-scale projects in the technology sector across EMEA, focusing on commercial innovation and supply chain management. Amr holds an MBA from INSEAD and actively contributes to the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Middle East.

“We are delighted to welcome Amr ElGabry to the role of General Manager of Motors at dubizzle. Our Motors section is constantly evolving and has become the go-to marketplace for residents and people looking to buy and sell cars in the UAE. Given his impressive experience in both start-ups and marketplaces, we look forward to Amr driving dubizzle Motors forward,” said Barry Judge, General Manager at dubizzle.

dubizzle is the 11th most visited website in the UAE (SimilarWeb, 2018 to date), with dubizzle Motors receiving over 5.6 million visits per month.

About dubizzle:

dubizzle.com is the leading free classifieds platform for users in the United Arab Emirates. Since its launch in 2005, dubizzle.com has become the number one platform for users to buy, sell, or find anything in their community. A community where underused goods are redistributed to fill a new need, and become wanted again, where non- product assets such as space, skills and money are exchanged and traded in new ways that don’t always require centralized institutions or ‘middlemen’. dubizzle.com is headquartered in the UAE.

dubizzle is an OLX company:

OLX is the world’s leading classifieds platform in growth markets and is available in more than 45 countries and over 50 languages. OLX connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast, easy and free for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Every month, hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world are already using OLX’s online marketplace to find and sell a wide range of products, including furniture, musical instruments, sporting goods, cars, kids and baby items, motorcycles, cameras, mobile phones, property and much more. OLX operates in fast-growing markets around the globe, where OLX helps people improve their lives through smart person-to-person trade. OLX Arabia is actively expanding in the MENA region in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. OLX employs more than 1,200 committed employees worldwide located in places like Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Delhi, Jakarta, Lagos, Lisbon, Manila, Nairobi, Poznan, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

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