Wego appoints new GM for Indonesia, former GM promoted
By Digital News Asia November 6, 2015
- Ruwie S. Rahardjo understands country’s digital landscape, it says
- She replaces Graham Hills who goes on to global Hq in Singapore
TRAVEL search site Wego has announced the appointment of Ruwie S. Rahardjo (pic above) as general manager of Wego Indonesia.
She replaces Graham Hills, who led the Indonesian operations over the past four-and-a-half years, and who has now been promoted to chief product officer based at Wego’s global headquarters in Singapore, the company said in a statement.
Wego also has regional offices in Jakarta, Bangalore and Dubai.
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Ruwie has over 15 years’ experience in digital production and marketing, and a keen understanding of the continuously evolving digital landscape in Indonesia, Wego said in its statement.
She is a passionate traveller and supporter of local industry growth, and previously a member of the Mobile Marketing Association and a representative member in Indonesia’s Digital e-Commerce Association (idEA).
“I’m very excited to be joining Wego, which pioneered the travel search vertical in this country, and which has demonstrated a solid commitment to both the local travel industry and Indonesian travellers,” Ruwie said.
“Indonesia’s online landscape is still rapidly evolving and I’m eager to continue to grow the valuable local business relationships that have been established, and expand Wego’s presence in this country,” she added.
Meanwhile, Hills (pic) was appointed general manager of Wego Indonesia in February 2011, to launch www.wego.co.id, and lead the Jakarta team in its dedicated regional office soon after.
As the newly-appointed chief product officer, he will lead the development team and set global product strategy.
“While I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Jakarta building Wego’s business in Indonesia, I’m just as excited to be heading up our extremely talented development team, and taking Wego to the next level,” said Hills.
“Wego has always been committed to product development with a consistent focus on improving the user experience, but we’re upping the ante going forward, and I’m extremely enthusiastic about working with the team on more innovative projects in the future,” he added.
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