Cars45 has appointed Soumobroto Ganguly as its new Chief Executive. He takes over from co-founder and former CEO, Etop Ikpe.
Ganguly has over 20 years of experience in business development and marketing, finance and fund raising. He previously worked at KPMG’s Indian outfit.
Prior to joining Cars45, he was the Deputy Managing Director of Genesis group Nigeria. The group dabbles in multiple sectors including; fast food-QSR, food production, catering, cinemas, hotels and retail.
Cars45 recently went through a mass exit which saw former CEO, Etop quietly exit the company alongside eleven other executives. Some of the exiting execs joined Cars45 rival, Autochek.
Cars45 was founded by Etop Ikpe, Iyamu Mohammed, Sujay Tyle, and Peter Lindholm in 2016. It a raised US$ 5 million Series A round from the Frontier Cars Group in 2017. Frontier Cars Group is a holding company backed by Balderton Capital, EchoVC, TPG Growth, and NEA among others.