Stephen Ballot joined OLX South Africa in October 2013 as Head of Product where he launched the company’s first South African localised website. A mere 15 months later, Stephen was appointed as OLX South Africa Country Manager to oversee what is now the fastest growing mobile e-commerce platform in South Africa. He is currently the CTO/CPO for OLX for Sub-Saharan Africa delivering locally relevant products to OLX's focus countries in Africa.
Prior to joining OLX South Africa, Stephen held a number of senior positions in the digital space including General Manager of Product for takealot.com where, in 2012 he launched ten new departments for the company, including their mobile website and app. In 2013 he ran a successful business unit at Media 24 focused on building apps for performance farming.
Stephen holds an MSc (Engineering and Computer Science) from Stellenbosch University and an MBA from UCT GSB.