Marius Ciavola

Marius Ciavola last week shared that he has left his post as CEO at Dubai-based B2B eMarketplace Tradeling after more over three years.

Taking to social media, he thanked everyone who contributed to his “unique experience” and all the “opportunities” that were created at Tradeling during his time there.

“My gratitude goes out to the entire team at Tradeling. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such a remarkable group of individuals. Your passion, creativity, and commitment to excellence have been a constant source of inspiration, and I feel privileged to have been part of a team that is truly talented and exceptional,” he added.

Tradeling is a technology startup that describes itself as the “largest B2B eMarketplace” in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It connects regional and global suppliers to MENA-based clients, with its technology allowing it to optimise clients’ “trade journey”, driving economic value and growth while reducing risk.

Mr Ciavola first joined the company in 2019 as Vice President of Operations, before he was promoted to CEO in 2021.

“Together, we built a platform that solves real problems for our customers, with easy payment solutions, strong fulfilment and logistics capabilities, and a growing network of strategic partnerships,” Mr Ciavola said. He also referred to how the marketplace’s user base has grown to “more than 200,000” and its product selection to “more than 1.7 million”, with revenues increasing by four times year on year.

“And most importantly, we’ve created a culture of excellence and innovation that will continue to shape the future of B2B e-commerce for years to come,” he continued.

He added that on a personal note, he is “excited to embark on a new adventure”.

“I firmly believe that often, you need to say goodbye to something great to create something incredible,” Mr Ciavola remarked.

While he will be leaving the MENA e-marketplace, in an interview with Construction Business News Middle East, he stated that he will remain in the region to continue building on his extensive experience, drive his vision forward, and address critical challenges that will “further enable his efforts to facilitate trade through technology”.

“While I will be stepping down from my role as CEO, my commitment to the region and its untapped potential remains steadfast,” he commented.

Mr Ciavola added that he looks forward to leveraging his expertise to continue driving positive change, as there are still “many unaddressed challenges and opportunities within this space”, and he is excited to “focus on solving them”.

Over the years, he has gained a wide array of experience within the Middle East’s e-commerce space, including at Amazon as Head of Logistics, as well as at Souq.com, where he was Director of Operations for more than five years. Earlier this year, he was recognised as one of global media company Forbes’s “Top 10 Business Persons to Watch in the Middle East in 2023”.

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Former Tradeling CEO Marius Ciavola

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