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Durben from Sales Ops team

This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

When Business Administration and Accountancy graduate Durben passed his CPA Licensure exam, he was torn between going into the usual path most CPAs take into Auditing and Accounting, or going into what he personally believed is one of the most dynamic and exciting industries right now: e-commerce. Durben originally entered OLX in November 2018 (prior to the acquisition) as a Management Trainee, and was rotated across four different functions before being promoted in October 2020. …


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Ankita from Finance Team

This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

From a young age, Ankita aspired to be a chartered accountant owing to her interest in trade and commerce. She started as a taxation consultant in the Tax & Regulatory division of one of the big four accounting firms, where she discovered her inclination in taxation laws and did her Bachelor of Laws. …


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April from Trade Marketing team

This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

Growing up in a small city in southern Philippines, April has always had an innate curiosity about people and places. She flew to New York to pursue postgraduate studies in Management and Finance. …


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Julia from Product Team, in a Carousell shirt with the old logo, during her Carousell 101 orientation.

This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

Julia has been a Product Manager in four different countries and secondhand marketplaces before coming to Singapore with her partner and joining Carousell in 2019. It had been her secret wish to work at Carousell for a number of years. She shared, “I was always excited about the progressive product concept at Carousell when working in other marketplaces.”

She describes the Product Manager (PM) role as being a spider in a web. “While you don’t catch flies, you catch ideas and insights. Your job is basically to connect the dots between various user needs, stakeholder needs, the market environment, tech trends and many more. From there, you need to crystallise features out of the insights you gain. As a PM spider, you need quite a bit of creativity, strategic thinking and empathy to create the perfect net,” she explains. …


This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

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Ghuku from our Engineering Team based at our India Development Centre

Carousell’s mission and vision first sparked interest in Ghuku when he heard that Carousell was looking to start its new Development Centre in Bengaluru, India. He was then working with a leading digital advertising start-up in India for four years, but left to seek fresh challenges at Carousell.

The backend software engineer first started with the internal ads team, working on features such as Bumps and Spotlight which allow sellers to promote their product on Carousell, before switching to the external ads team. While the product features that both teams oversee are different, his role is similar. “I ensure we build stable backend services and platforms to support our product features, as well as have the capabilities to experiment on new features,” he said. …


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Brand intern Abigail

This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

As an aspiring brand manager, Nanyang Technological University undergraduate Abigail jumped at the opportunity to do an internship with the Brand Team. “I thought it was a perfect gateway into getting to know more about branding. There was also familiarity with the company as I myself have been a Carousell user for over five years. …


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Jenny from our Engineering Team based at our Taiwan Development Centre

This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

Passionate about programming since her elementary school days, Jenny wanted to work in a company based in Taiwan that fulfilled three criteria: i) develop a C2C product, ii) work with a global team, and iii) be part of an engineering team that has a positive culture and a vision of growing world-class. Her hobby of attending tech meet-ups led to a chance encounter that helped her find such a company. “I met Engineering Director Victor for the first time in PyConTW 2013, and he reached out in 2018 to invite me to apply for the web front-end position in Carousell’s Development Centre in Taiwan. …


This series takes a peek into what each of our team does and how they work with the other teams towards our mission of inspiring every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another.

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Zhi Yuan from the Strategy Team

Unlike engineering or finance where most outsiders would have some inkling of their nature of work, strategy may seem like an enigma. What do they strategise for and what kind of plans do they craft?

Carousell’s Business Strategy Senior Analyst Zhi Yuan shares that while the Strategy team’s mandate is broad, it encompasses three main areas. “First, we assist the leadership team to develop corporate group level strategy that everyone can get behind on. We also work closely with the Data team and individual business units to come up with relevant metrics that are tied to our strategic objectives, and monitor them. Second, we undertake strategic review of our business activities to seize growing opportunities and adapt to unforeseen situations. For example, during the COVID-19 period, we formed a ‘SWAT team’ and analysed data trends to determine how best to pivot our business and focus our resources,” said Zhi Yuan. …


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By: Kueh Jinhao Ryan

This article was written by a Yale-NUS College student. Carousell had partnered with a team of the university’s Organisational Psychology students to deep dive on how we can better improve on engagement as an organisation.

I had never expected to do an external consulting project as part of a university assessment. When I first heard about the project, I was intrigued by the opportunity to consult for Carousell on a topic I was studying about. This experience reinforced two key principles in influencing organisational change: Transparent communication and encouraging change adoption.

#1: Transparent Communication

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Natalie Lim

I share all sorts of stories about Carousell — from sellers and buyers to the team working behind the scenes.

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