Klaus Gottschlich is to succeed MarÃa Calvo as CEO of eBay Spain from April. This comes at a time when up to fifty percent of the eBay Spain employees are losing their jobs as part of the worldwide cuts revealed earlier this month.
Klaus joined eBay from Bain & Company, where both Meg Whitman and John Donahoe hail from – working for Bain almost seems a pre-requisite to hold a top eBay management position. Previously Klaus was employed by L’OrÃ©al in Paris, who are now suing eBay for alleged trademark infringements by sellers. His latest role is Director of Category Management and Development Sellers until he officially steps up to CEO next month.