SOCAR Mobility Malaysia appoints Shylendra A.S. Nathan as CEO
By Digital News Asia August 21, 2022
- Replaces Leon Sing Foong, 10 months after he left the role
- Has strong background in technology & product development expertise
Ten months after its previous CEO, Leon Sing Foong left, South Korean owned mobility startup, SOCAR Mobility Malaysia has announced a replacement with the appointment of Shylendra A.S. Nathan (pic) as CEO. Shylendra will oversee the operations of both Socar and TREVO.
Socar is Malaysia’s No.1 car-sharing platform that seeks to make driving more accessible by using technology to make cars more shareable and in the process, embrace and expand multiflex mobility across the country. Meanwhile, TREVO is Malaysia’s largest peer-to-peer car-rental marketplace where Hosts (car owners) are able to generate income from their vehicles and Guests (renters) can explore new places in different cars.
Shylendra brings 24 years of experience in the ICT sector, including 15 years dedicated to building internet marketplaces in Southeast Asia and South Asia, interspaced with two short stints at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and launching his own fintech startup from Singapore.
Prior to joining Socar Mobility Malaysia, Shylendra was with the REA Group as General Manager for Malaysia operating iProperty.com Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He has a strong background in technology and product development expertise with notable achievements in building the largest online marketplace in Malaysia (Mudah.my) and Myanmar (Onekyat).
Before these two stints he was in Bangaldesh building a marketplace. All the three marketplaces are owned by Singapore based 701Search Pte Ltd. Prior to joining 701Search, he was based in Malaysia for Google as head of telco, tech and government from 2013 to 2015.
He received his MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom majoring in Business Administration and Management and also holds a degree in Information Technology majoring in Software Engineering from the Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia.
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