London / Amsterdam, September 18, 2019 – CarNext.com, a pan-European online marketplace for high-quality used cars, has appointed Andrew Hooks to run the CarNext.com business in the UK, effective immediately.
Andrew joins CarNext.com from carwow where he was Chief Operations Officer. At carwow, Andrew was responsible for UK operations and developing the dealer proposition. Most recently, he oversaw the expansion into new markets, including Germany and Spain. Prior to this, Andrew spent seven years at eBay where he grew the digital used-car marketplace into an emerging player within the industry.
Ewout van Jarwaarde, CEO of CarNext.com said: “Drivers in the UK deserve a used car marketplace they can trust. That’s why we built CarNext.com. We want to fundamentally disrupt the used car market and make the experience of buying, leasing or financing a used car a great experience for every customer. The UK is an exciting market for CarNext.com and we’ve seen that customers are responding positively to what we are doing. It’s great to welcome Andrew to the team and work with him on reaching even more UK customers. He has a great track record and his experience will be a real asset in achieving our ambition of becoming the most trusted marketplace for used cars.”
Andrew Hooks, CarNext.com’s UK Managing Director said: “I’m excited to join CarNext.com and further develop the marketplace for UK consumers. I’m already impressed by how CarNext.com has accelerated and I look forward to taking the UK business to the next level.”
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Andrew Hooks (1979) started his career in banking and strategy consulting. Over the past decade he has worked in the digital automotive sector in various leadership roles. In 2009, he joined eBay as Head of Motors, where he was responsible for growing both the used car, car parts and accessories marketplaces. Andrew then moved to Gumtree to establish the motors business as Director of Automotive.
Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer at carwow, focusing on the U.K., Germany and Spain. Andrew graduated from the University of Bristol and holds a first-class Master’s degree in Geographical Science.
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CarNext.com is the most trusted pan-European digital marketplace for high-quality used cars, seamlessly delivering any car, anytime, anywhere. It is a two-sided marketplace operating a B2C platform where consumers can buy, lease or subscribe to a wide range of high-quality used cars. In addition, it offers extensive ancillary services, available online and through a network of Delivery Stores in 23 European countries. CarNext.com also operates a B2B online auction platform for professional buyers operating in 30 countries, supported by a Trader app. All cars on CarNext.com come from the LeasePlan fleet as well as trusted third-party suppliers.