LinkedIn's ongoing push into the China market hit a roadblock last Friday, when president Derek Shen resigned. Shen headed LinkedIn's China division since its inception more than three years ago. He joined LinkedIn from group-buying site Nuomi, where he was CEO.
Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti, who was the head of Schibsted-owned Avito.ma for nearly five years, will start at Jumia Maroc as CEO in mid-July, Moroccan media reported.
Australian tradie marketplace Oneflare added two technology veterans to its leadership team, with the appointment of Greg Willis as chief technology officer and Cassie Dessein as chief operating officer, both effective immediately. (Tradie marketplace is Aussie for home-services marketplace - editor.)
Henry Ruiz has been confirmed as the CEO of REA Group's Asia business.
Yves Schneuwly has taken over the reins of the Swiss subsidiary of Hamburg-based online business network Xing AG, the company announced this month. He replaced René Maeder, who left the company in May.
Daniel Sonesson, business developer at Blocket Jobb and Stepstone Sweden (two Schibsted recruitment sites in Sweden) since August 2015, will move to SUP46 as CEO. SUP46 is a community site for start-uppers. SUP stands for "start-up people of Sweden".
Allegro Group, operator of Poland’s largest marketplace Allegro.pl, appointed Maciej Biniek as the platform's new director of payment - a newly created position in the company.
Jason Gibson has been appointed general manager of Tanzania’s No. 2 general classifieds site Kupatana.com. Jason came from Sokowatch, where he was GM. Sokowatch is a last-mile distributor of fast-moving consumer goods in East Africa. Jason comes with managerial experience and local-market intelligence to oversee the aggressive growth plans of Kupatana.com’s local operations.
OfferUp has a new board member: Darrell Cavens, the CEO of Zulily, a Seattle-based e-commerce site for moms and kids. Cavens will be OfferUp’s first, independent board member.
Juwai.com recently appointed Georg Chmiel, ex-IProperty Group CEO, to its board as non-executive director. Chmiel has nearly 17 years of experience in the online real estate and property industry.