Lazada relocates regional headquarters to Bras Basah, spans four floors with Singapore theme
The new office at Lazada One features Singapore-themed murals and seatings.
Lazada’s regional headquarters has found a new home in Lazada One, located in the central district of Bras Basah, where it held its opening ceremony on Monday (Apr 11).
The new office spans 109,000 sq ft across four floors, along with a visitor centre located on the ground floor.
Featuring open space desks, pantries, mental wellness rooms and soundproof pods, it is designed to facilitate collaborations both within the building and across its regional offices.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chun Li, CEO of Lazada Group, said: “Establishing Lazada One in Singapore, the gateway to Southeast Asia, reinforces our commitment to support the growth of the digital commerce industry.
“Our presence here reinforces our mission to accelerate progress in Southeast Asia through commerce and technology in the next 10 years and beyond.”
Previously, the ecommerce platform’s regional headquarters was housed in a smaller space at AXA Tower. Since moving into its Bras Basah last December, its bigger office spaces have been spruced up with unique decor and layouts.
Lazada’s regional headquarters has its Singapore division on the fifth floor, with regional offices on the eighth to tenth floors.
Even so, the coworking spaces and pantries on every level are accessible to staff to instil the collaborative culture.
Lazada One’s other tenants include Zalora, Spotify, as well as Lazada’s parent company, Alibaba Group.
Along with the new office, Chun Li announced the launch of Lazada Foundation, an initiative which aims to award scholarships and provide growth opportunities to empower women and youths across Southeast Asia.
This will secure education opportunities in the digital economy for those in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and close the digital divide, he said.
According to Lazada Singapore’s CEO Loh Wee Lee, the company has also had pre-existing initiatives for youths like the Forward Youth Program, which hires and grooms fresh graduates interested in a full-time career in e-commerce, selecting candidates based on passion instead of their skillset.
“Youths have always been our focus and we have been supporting their development. The Foundation is simply a new mechanism, a new way to engage them further,” he said.
Through the new Foundation, Lazada will extend its support for young talents through handing out scholarships, which entail career and internship opportunities to equip youths with ecommerce skill sets.