Oslo, September 22, 2021 – CarNext, one of Europe’s leading online B2C and B2B used car marketplaces, has appointed Ariane Struyf as Managing Director of CarNext’s Norway business, reporting to Grainne van Berkum, Chief Operating Officer, effective on October 1, 2021.
Ariane joins CarNext with more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive sector, specialising in commercial growth and building leading customer car buying experiences. Most recently Ariane was the CEO of BMW Finance Services’ Norway business. Prior to that she held several senior positions within the firm, including the Head of EMEA regional office in Munich and the Chief Operating Officer in Belgium, where she led the key regional operational strategies.
Ariane Struyf, Managing Director of CarNext Norway business, said: “It is an exciting time to join CarNext and I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth in Norway. CarNext is at the forefront of the used car market, leading the sector’s digital transformation and scaling at an incredible pace. The team understands that the power lies with the customers, who expect a seamless and online experience. I am looking forward to working with such a dedicated team and strengthen CarNext’s position in the Norwegian market.”
Sophie Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer at CarNext, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ariane as our Managing Director in Norway. Ariane’s extensive experience will be a real asset in developing our digital first proposition in Norway and providing customers with an amazing car buying experience. We see great potential in the Norwegian market, and we trust that Ariane will be instrumental in our next stage of growth.”