eBay partners with the International Trade Centre to help SMEs in developing countries become more competitive in global markets

San Jose, California, 2016-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has joined forces with the International Trade Centre (ITC) – a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations — to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries to take advantage of the opportunities offered by global digital commerce.

eBay’s Vice President for Greater Europe, Eben Sermon, and ITC Executive Director, Arancha González, announced the collaboration at the annual meeting of ITC’s Joint Advisory Group in Geneva on July 4, 2016.

With more than 162 million active users globally, and 900 million product listings, eBay’s marketplace provides a perfect match for export-ready companies supported by ITC’s e-Solutions program. The program provides training and advisory services to SMEs in developing countries to help them overcome barriers to trade and trade digitally.

ITC helps SMEs to become more competitive in global markets, contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Under the agreement, eBay’s marketplace will give these companies the opportunity to open ‘anchor stores’ on eBay – providing them with greater online visibility, and the chance to reach more customers.

SMEs participating in ITC’s e-Solutions program will also have access to eBay’s network of fulfillment centers, making logistics more cost-effective. And they’ll benefit from eBay’s cutting-edge e-commerce research, allowing them to leverage this knowledge and better position their offerings in selected target markets.

“Partnering with eBay is an important step in scaling up ITC’s e-Solutions program and will help us to continue to bring SMEs onto the digital highway,” Arancha González said.

“Together we will collaborate to provide tools and platforms to SMEs throughout the developing world to help them take advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital economy.”

eBay’s Vice President for Greater Europe, Eben Sermon added: “Collaborating with ITC allows eBay to connect with enterprises in developing countries that are currently absent from the world of e-commerce. It is a model for Connected Commerce that can contribute to better trade and economic growth where it is most needed, and it will open up a world of new products for our customers across the world.”

eBay will also provide training — to complement that offered by ITC – aimed at helping companies to optimize their product listings; providing insights into best practices in online promotion, and improving skills in analytics and inventory management.

Kick-starting the partnership, eBay and ITC — in collaboration with logistics company DHL — have organized an e-Commerce Caravan that is currently touring Switzerland.

In Geneva, from June 30 to July 5, entrepreneurs from Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Syria will be showcasing products that sold online. On July 6 and 7, the e-Commerce Caravan will be at eBay’s headquarters in Zurich.

Contact:
United States: press@ebay.com

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eBay partners with the International Trade Centre to help SMEs in developing countries become more competitive in global markets
eBay partners with the International Trade Centre to help SMEs in developing countries become more competitive in global markets

 

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eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

He has strong experience with community engagement and has led diversity efforts at several technology companies.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has hired Damien Hooper-Campbell to serve as eBay’s first Chief Diversity Officer.  Damien brings to this role deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion and experience spanning the technology industry, finance sector and academia.  He will be responsible for leading eBay’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, creating new programs and expanding existing activities that foster an inclusive culture at eBay.  Starting on July 18, Damien will be based in the company’s San Jose, CA headquarters and report to Kristin Yetto, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer.

“Since our founding, the power of inclusion, diversity and opportunity has been a central part of eBay’s cultural values, our purpose and business success,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay, Inc.  “Damien’s experience, insights and leadership will enable us to build further on the strong foundation we have established over many years and advance eBay’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment to a new level.”

“eBay is one of the pioneers in harnessing technology to level the playing field by creating a global marketplace that is truly inclusive and diverse,” said Damien Hooper-Campbell.  “I look forward to leading eBay’s efforts to foster an even more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, which I believe can contribute to increased innovation and even better engagement with eBay’s hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers around the world.”

Damien brings to eBay extensive experience in Diversity and Inclusion, and has worked across the non-profit sector, finance, technology and academia.  Previously, he was the first Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Uber Technologies.  Before that, he was a Diversity Business Partner and Community Strategist for Google’s Diversity, Integrity and Governance Division.  Prior to that, he was a Vice President within the Pine Street Leadership Development Group at Goldman Sachs.  Before that, Damien was an Assistant Director of Minority Initiatives for Harvard Business School’s Admissions Board. He also worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, and served the Harlem, NY community as an Associate Program Officer for Program and Non-Profit Investments at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.  Damien received his B.A. in economics from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Damien is 37 years old.  He is currently relocating from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.

Contact:

eBay Headquarters
2065 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125
USA
(408) 376-7400

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eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

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