Co-work space operator WeWork and logistics aggregator Shiprocket have made top-level hires.
WeWork appoints Balder Tol as general manager in SEA
Co-working space operator WeWork on Monday announced the promotion of Balder Tol to General Manager, Australia and Southeast Asia (SEA). This announcement also aligns with WeWork’s enterprise members’ growth in SEA, WeWork said in a statement.
As WeWork’s first Australian hire in 2016, Tol’s member-first approach grew Australia’s membership to over 12,000 across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
In his new role, WeWork said Tol will continue to be based in Sydney and oversee WeWork SEA (Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand), in addition to Australia. He will report to Samit Chopra, managing director, International (Strategy and Operations) based in Singapore.
Prior to WeWork, Tol was General Manager of Tank Stream Labs and a founding team member of Airbnb Australia. Tol holds a Masters in Management from the University of Sydney.
Shiprocket appoints Amit Bhatia as marketing V-P
New Delhi-based logistics aggregator Shiprocket has recently onboarded Amit Bhatia as the vice-president for its marketing division, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Shiprocket is backed by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Tribe Capital and March Capital. Bhatia will be responsible for developing and implementing a cohesive marketing plan to increase customer base, improve brand awareness and scale performance marketing to achieve hyper-growth.
Prior to joining Shiprocket, he served online marketplace Droom as senior director for marketing. Aside from Droom, he has also been associated with Times Internet and BannerBuzz.