Jacob Aqraou has just been announced as the new Senior Vice President of eBay Marketplaces Europe.
Jacob has been with eBay for nine years and his current role was General Manager of eBay Classifieds Group. He’s obviously a man who likes spending money as he claims to have spent 5 billion bucks of eBay’s cash on Skype, Shopping.com, Marktplaats.nl, mobile.de, Rent.com, Gumtree, Loquo, Opusforum, BilBasen and dba.dk.
As with many eBay executives Jacob hails from Harvard Business School and joined eBay just six months after Doug McCallum who he replaces.
Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplaces who chose Jacob for the role commented “I’m thrilled that Jacob will head our European region. With almost 10 years of experience at eBay, Jacob understands our business deeply, and he has proven ability to lead and grow a portfolio of consumer-focused businesses across diverse markets. Along with our talented European team, I’m confident Jacob will continue our commerce leadership and momentum across the region”.
The appointment will now free Doug McCallum who becomes a Senior Advisor to eBay Inc.’s President and CEO, John Donahoe. He will advise the company on a wide range of matters important to eBay Inc.’s continued acceleration including enterprise partner engagement, senior government relations, and leadership development.