Carl-Olav Scheible is the new Managing Director of PayPal UK replacing Geoff Iddison who served since November 2003. Geoff had worked at eBay since May 2000. Geoff was an unusual MD, in that he wasn’t afraid to mix with his customers. He was a frequent speaker at eBay University leading the PayPal session which was popular for all the wrong reasons – it was a chance to ask about that unfair chargeback! Geoff however was never afraid to enter the fray and field the questions. It would be nice to see his counterpart at eBay, Doug McCallum at eBay University occasionally. It’s a great way to meet and greet your customers.
Carl joined PayPal in 2004 and has risen rapidly and moves from being head of UK merchant services for PayPal Europe to lead PayPal in the UK. He is not stranger to finance having held positions with Venture Capitalists and American Express in the past. Carl moves to lead the UK at an interesting point in PayPal’s history. On the 2nd July PayPal becomes a bank headquarted in Luxembourg and all European PayPal accounts will be moved to PayPal Europe SÃ rl & Cie, SCA (PayPal Luxembourg).