Autochek appoints Robert Granados to its Board of Directors

– NIGERIA, Lagos –  Autochek, the automotive technology company making car ownership more accessible and affordable across Africa, today announced the appointment of Robert Granados to its board of directors, bringing his vast experience to Autochek.

About Robert Granados

Robert Granados has over two decades of global experience in leading and growing technology companies focused on providing solutions for the automotive industry value chain. He is currently CEO of CloudOne, a marketing company that helps auto dealers find and engage customers. He was SVP and General Manager at DealerTrack Technologies, where he led various units, including the finance and lender networks, inventory management and transportation, CRM, and independent dealer websites. Post the acquisition of DealerTrack Technologies by Cox Automotive Inc., the global leader in providing automotive solutions, he served as SVP of Strategy, at Cox Automotive, where he performed assessments of new growth opportunities, expansion of current business offerings, and effectiveness of current products and services.

He served as an Operating Partner at SNH Capital Partners, where he was CEO of the Automotive Portfolio which comprised National Credit Center, the leading provider of comprehensive data, software, and marketing solutions to US dealerships, and ProMax, the leading software provider to retail automotive dealers, offering award-winning CRM, desking, website, credit, and lead generation solutions. He was also CEO of MAX Digital, a leading automotive inventory management, and merchandising platform, supporting the company through a successful exit in 2021.

Robert Granados said, “There is a great opportunity to transform lives and livelihoods across Africa by making car ownership more accessible and affordable, and I am thrilled to be supporting Etop and the team to make this happen. Autochek has achieved so much success in a short period and I believe there is so much more to come.”

About Autochek

Autochek is an automotive technology development company that is building the infrastructure to make car ownership more accessible and affordable in Africa. With active operations in 9 countries across East, West, South, and North Africa, a partner-led retail footprint in over 2,000 dealers and workshop locations, and more than 70 banking partners, Autochek is improving Africa’s automotive finance value proposition by bringing all relevant stakeholders together to enable easier access to more financing options as a catalyst for growth in Africa’s automotive industry.

Autochek provides best-in-class technology and advisory solutions to car dealers, financial institutions, and other stakeholders in Africa’s automotive ecosystem, supporting them to improve credit decisions, collections, pricing, portfolio management, and product development, as well as deliver an enhanced customer experience.

Since launching in 2020, Autochek has driven the penetration of auto financing across Africa, enabling more consumers and businesses across North, West, East, and South Africa to access financing solutions to purchase their desired vehicles. In less than two years of operations, the company has worked with more than 70 financial institutions and more than 2,000 dealerships to process more than 80,000 car loan applications. Leveraging the vast reach of its online marketplace, the company originates auto loans powered by data analytics that makes it easier for financial institutions to offer credit to consumers.

For more information: https://autochek.africa/

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