Wenig Named Head of eBay Marketplaces

Former media executive to lead unit through 'dramatic change.'

by Auctiva.com staff writer
- Sep 07, 2011

eBay has found a new leader for its core business unit, naming Devin Wenig as president of Global Marketplaces.

Wenig's appointment comes nearly a year after the position was vacated by Lorrie Norrington, and at "a time of dramatic change across global retail and in how consumers worldwide shop and pay," according to an eBay statement.

Most recently, Wenig was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, where he led the company's global financial services and media businesses. He is also credited with leading the integration of Reuters and Thomson after their merger.

"Devin's deep global operating and leadership experience, combined with his record of delivering innovation and of understanding global technology platforms and communities, makes him uniquely qualified to lead our eBay Marketplaces business," says eBay CEO John Donahoe. "We are focused on shaping the future of commerce with retailers and sellers of all sizes across multiple formats, including mobile, local and social commerce. Devin will be a strong leader to drive our vision of enabling retailers of all sizes to grow their businesses and enabling consumers to shop anytime, anywhere for whatever they want."

eBay's Global Marketplaces unit includes eBay, eBay classified sites and StubHub, an online tickets marketplace.

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