Gautam Thakar to report to Lorrie Norrington in another eBay management move

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From January 1st 2007, Gautam Thakar (Country Manager, eBay India Marketplace) will become Senior Director of International Marketing at eBay. This will include cohesive marketing strategies across all international eBay sites, and driving traffic between sites. As one of the original Indian management team, he served as Marketing Director building the eBay brand and as Country Manager eBay India Marketplace with responsibility for the consumer-to-consumer business both within India and for international sales. Thaker will report to Lorrie Norrington, who as President of eBay International oversees strategic planning, development, and operations for eBay.

This leaves India’s other country manager, Rajan Mehra who was formerly responsible for New Ventures & Payments in control of the entire eBay India business. The former country manager of eBay India, Avnish Bajaj, was promoted to Chairman, eBay India when Thaker and Mehra became joint Country Managers with split responsibilities. Bajaj remains as Chairman and is responsible for overall strategy in India, he was the founder of, which was acquired and became eBay India.



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