Online classifieds platform, Carousell, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Lim as Head of People. In this role, she will be responsible for operational excellence and talent strategy for the rapidly scaling organisation.

This appointment follows Carousell’s recent merger with 701Search. As the company continues its focus on accelerating growth, Lim will lead efforts in scaling as a high performing organisation, in addition to leveraging her experience with M&A integrations to harmonise operations and company culture, across Carousell Group.

Commenting on her new role, Lim said: "I admire the humility of the founding team, their hunger to excel and commitment to their mission. Apart from the founders, Carousell has an amazing slate of highly collaborative and diverse leaders with a wealth of experience and aligned vision. I resonate very well with their tenacity, and I’m really looking forward to engaging the spirited team at Carousell to reach their full potential and support the company’s business priorities."

Based in Singapore, Lim will oversee all people strategy and operations in Carousell and report to Co-founder and CEO, Siu Rui Quek.

Siu Rui Quek, Carousell Co-founder and CEO, said: "We’re at a stage where we can really redefine e-commerce in a meaningful way, address overconsumption and make second-hand the first choice. One of our greatest strengths now is having a passionate and talented team of over 750 who are deeply committed to our mission. With Jennifer’s extensive experience in scaling talent, engagement and synergy across complex global organisations, we can focus on realising the full potential of our people, and reimagining classifieds for our users."

Lim brings over twenty years of expertise in organisational development, talent acquisition and change management.

Previously Chief People Officer at Video-on-Demand service HOOQ, she was instrumental in building the HOOQ’s leadership team as they launched HOOQ in the region, and optimising their talent strength to set up its Creative Center in Manila and Engineering Hub in Bandung.

Prior to that, she was the Human Resources Director, APAC at Nike where she led numerous complex organisational transformation efforts to support Nike’s growth objectives for their APAC Apparel office based out of Hong Kong, almost doubling their revenue over five years.

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