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Lazada Philippines , Co-Founder & CEO
Inanc Balci is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lazada in Philippines. He assumed the role in March 2012.
As the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazada in Philippines, Balci is the driving force behind Lazada’s success in the Philippines.
Balci began his career at an investment bank in London where he worked on mergers and acquisitions. He identified the strong potential of e-commerce and joined Rocket Internet in 2012 as Managing Director.
Balci was then appointed as Co-Founder of Lazada Philippines where he steered the growth of Lazada together with thousands of employees. Under his leadership, Balci has managed to progressively transform the shopping nuances of many Filipinos and defy the geographical boundaries in all of 7,600 islands of the Philippines by providing customers from remote areas an access to an effortless shopping experience. In six years at the helm, Balci has steered Lazada, and the whole Philippine e-commerce industry to new heights, where now thousands of sellers cater to over a million monthly transactions.
Balci graduated with a double degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Purdue University in the United States.