Amsterdam, September 15, 2021 – CarNext, one of Europe’s leading online B2C and B2B used car marketplaces, has appointed Petra Vijverberg as Managing Director of CarNext’s business in the Netherlands, reporting to Grainne van Berkum, Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Petra has over 23 years commercial and automotive experience, with a focus on global business strategies and marketing operations management. Prior to joining CarNext, she was the Senior Vice President in Strategy & Business Development at Pon Holdings and Managing Director Volkswagen Nederland at Pon Automotive, where she spent 15 years and had served in several leadership positions across different functions. At Pon, Petra has led several strategic assessments and new business projects globally. She had successfully led the Volkswagen brand and managed major B2B and B2C propositions and digital customer experience optimizations.
Petra Vijverberg, Managing Director of CarNext Netherlands business, said: “CarNext is committed to providing the best-in-class customer experience. With its leading position in this dynamic and growing used car market, there are significant opportunities in the Netherlands to further grow its service offering and drive digital transformation. It’s a very opportune time to join CarNext and I look forward to working closely with Sophie, Grainne and the team.”
Sophie Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer at CarNext, said: “Petra will be a great addition to the team as we continue to grow at CarNext Netherlands. Her broad market experience and expertise in digital transformation for automotive services will play a key role in executing our business strategy. We are therefore very glad to have Petra on board and we look forward to building on our momentum for the next stage of growth.”