Alistair Venn joined Groupon Australia and New Zealand in February 2012 as VP of Sales before taking on the role of CEO in January 2013.
In the three years of Alistair’s leadership, Groupon ANZ has grown into a vibrant online marketplace that allows customers to explore their cities, merchants to grow their businesses and employees to build exciting careers.
Alistair received honours in Electrical Engineering at Stellenbosch University before starting his career with Siemens where he delivered over 20 engineering projects on five continents in the mining, manufacturing, banking and government sectors.
After completing an MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore with distinction, Alistair joined Rolls-Royce in the United Kingdom as one of the youngest Operations Directors in the company’s history and was responsible for the planning, operations and logistics of a $450m factory of 610 employees repairing jet engines for Boeing and Airbus.
Alistair represented his country in the World Debating Championships, enjoys travel, and has a passion for photography.