Rome2rio appoints ex-Canva Product Lead Bo Jing amidst rapid growth

Bo Jing, Head of Product at Rome2rio

Rome2rio, the multi-modal travel planning site, announced that Bo Jing joins as Head of Product as the business continues to strengthen its capabilities. Jing will lead the product team and build solutions that will enable seamless experiences for Rome2rio’s users.

What does Jing bring to his new role at Rome2rio?

One of his goals is to make it even easier and more fun for travellers to discover the best door-to-door way to get to their destinations, exploring all possible transport alternatives. He is the latest appointment in a string of hires at Rome2rio which has seen the business fill more than 35 tech and management roles in the last 12 months, with 23 of those in 2022.

Jing is a product leader who is passionate about collaborating with cross-functional teams to build world-class digital products. He joins from Canva, where he was a Group Product Lead in charge of the discovery experience for the company’s design content marketplace.

Before Canva, he worked as Head of Product at Jora, a search engine aggregator which is part of SEEK Group. He also worked in several roles across SEEK’s strategy and artificial intelligence (AI) teams over the course of eight years. Jing began his career in investment banking with JPMorgan and Grant Samuel but was quickly drawn into the tech world by his passion for the power of technology in solving complex problems for customers at scale.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?

“Bo brings astounding talent at an important time for Rome2rio. With the business growing fast and our user base increasing as more international travel returns, it’s critical to continue delivering on our promise to find the best way to travel, no matter the transport mode. Bo will help us to develop an even better experience,” says Yesh Munnangi, Rome2rio CEO.   

“I am delighted to join the team at Rome2rio. The company is building exciting products, has a phenomenal culture and offers the flexibility and growth opportunities that I was looking for in my next role. I am looking forward to working with a talented team to solve the challenges faced by an industry that continues to undergo major disruption,” commented Bo Jing.