Beirut: OLX Lebanon, the leading classified ads platform in the country, announced the appointment of Mr. John Noja as the new Country Manager. In this role, John will be responsible for growing the business as well as setting up and overseeing the day-to-day operations in Lebanon. His international experience and local leadership will be influential in progressing OLX’s strategic business development in the Lebanese market.
OLX receives an average of 800,000 Lebanese monthly to its platform, with almost 6 million visits. Mr. Noja’s appointment will enable OLX Lebanon to further develop the platform’s user engagement, traffic and revenue. John brings more than 9 years of experience in consulting and strategy, acquired in global companies such as Stategy&, BearingPoint and Orange. He holds a Masters of Science in Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France and a Bachelor in Economics from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon.
John commented on his new role: “I am excited to join OLX Lebanon at a time when the number of users is growing exponentially across all our platforms, which will help us gain better intelligence on market trends, and the direction upon which consumers make their decisions. We create an optimised experience for our users with easy to understand, user-friendly features, seamless transitions and a strong technical back-end.”
Noja’s experience results from his collaboration with different regional and global players, giving him, the right skill set and knowledge for his position at OLX Lebanon. His extensive experience was achieved through challenging projects on different markets, mainly in the telecommunication and digital industry, such as defining and implementing optimisation strategies, new products portfolio development, geographical expansion, operating model design or new organizational structure definition, etc.
OLX opened its office in Lebanon since May 2017 and has currently 5 local Lebanese talents making use of the best international practices to adapt it to the local market needs.
In August 2017, OLX Arabia was rated #1 shopping app in Lebanon in App Store and Google Play. As for its overall app ranking, OLX Arabia comes among the top 10 apps In Lebanon in both App Store and Google Play.
About OLX Group:
OLX Group is the world’s leading online classifieds platform present in more than 40 countries across six continents. We connect local people to buy and sell used goods, services, cars and properties. We make it fast and easy to buy or sell almost anything through your mobile phone or on the web.
Through brands including OLX, Avito, dubizzle and letgo, OLX Group is the home of online classifieds in high-growth markets. We are the leading destination for buying and selling used goods and services in 35 countries, and the #1 mobile app in our category in more than 22 markets. Globally we estimate that around 11 million items are exchanged through our platforms every single month, giving products a second life and reducing their ecological footprint.
OLX Arabia is actively expanding in the MENA region in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.