Reebelo expands its management team

Sep 25th 2020


Reebelo is pleased to announce its newest additions to the team. Former Zilingo and Lazada leader, Yan Chan has now joined Reebelo’s management team to support the expansion as the business grows across APAC. 

Founded in 2019 by CEO Philip Franta and CPO Fabien Rastouil, Reebelo is Singapore’s first marketplace for refurbished electronics. At Reebelo, customers can buy high-quality pre-owned technology devices that come with warranty, all refurbished by experts who control +40 checkpoints. 

The recent hire of Yan Chan, former Zilingo and Lazada heavyweight, comes on the back of an impressive growth spurt for the startup, which has now also expanded its operations to Australia.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Yan – her background, drive and values really couldn’t be any better for us.” says Reebelo’s CEO. “As leader and key contributor of Zilingo and Lazada growth – from scaling up single digit person teams to global businesses – Yan’s career has been focused on defining and executing ops & commercial strategies, building high performing teams and delivering scalable and profitable business directions. At Reebelo, Yan will lead our operation efforts, from vendors’ product offering development to delivering best in class service and experience for our customers.”

Commenting on her appointment Yan Chan says: “My career thus far has focused on helping retail vendors to sell and grow online across SEA while providing logistics solutions for the smoothest customer experience. At Reebelo, not only will I continue to work on this but I will have a closer and special relationship with end-customers. Customers are choosing Reebelo because it’s a trusted platform with a strong sustainable impact. Giving a second life to second hand phones contributes to moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle and we will make sure to maximize our sustainable impact across all our business and initiatives.”

As part of Reebelo’s expansion plan, the company has just launched in Australia, led by Gulrez Tyebji. Tyebji, Reebelo’s MD for Australia, has over 12 years of industry experience in the APAC region and has played an integral part setting up the supply chain of used devices in the region, working with major Telcos, Distributors, Manufacturers and Retailers, prior to his appointment in Reebelo.

The appointment of Yan and Gulrez follows Reebelo’s most recent $1.25 million seed round funding announcement back in June 2020.