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eBay Foundation Removes Two Members from Its Board

eBay Foundation Removes Two Members from Its Board

The eBay Foundation removed two members from its board on Friday, Kris Miller and Selim Freiha. We’re unaware of any announcement from eBay or the eBay Foundation, which has been described as the primary vehicle through which eBay makes charitable contributions.

EcommerceBytes reported Friday on the departure of eBay Chief Strategy Officer Kris Miller from the eBay Leaders page.

By Saturday morning, she and Selim Freiha – Vice President, CFO, Markets – were both missing from the eBay Foundation page, where Freiha had been listed as Board Treasurer.

Miller and Freiha continue to list their positions at eBay on their LinkedIn profiles, and we have not confirmed whether Miller and Freiha are still with eBay.

Freiha joined eBay in 2015 as Vice President of Investor Relations, and he describes on his LinkedIn profile his position as CFO, Markets as follows: “Responsible for a global Finance and Analytics team supporting the eBay Markets that delivered $90B of gross merchandise volume and $8.6B of revenue in 2018.”

As we reported on Friday, Miller was removed from eBay’s Our Leaders page and the following four executives were added: Suzy Deering, VP, Global Chief Marketing Officer; Rob Hattrell, VP, United Kingdom; Eben Sermon, VP, Central and Southern Europe; and Jordan Sweetnam, SVP & General Manager, North America.

We also noted in Newsflash articles on Thursday the departures of David Doctorow, eBay Head of Global Growth, and Ryan Moore, eBay Director of Communications.

Update 1/23/2020: EcommerceBytes has been informed that Selim Freiha remains at eBay. He was listed on the eBayInc.com website as eBay Foundation Board Treasurer up until January 10, 2020, but we have been told he stepped down last year after changing roles internally and no longer had the time necessary to devote to the foundation.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

2 thoughts on “eBay Foundation Removes Two Members from Its Board”

  1. Me thinks that Ebay may eventually go private, like Dell did. Get its house in order and then re-launch as a private co.

  2. Marketplace sites (online malls) that small businesses rely on to sell their wares should never be publicly traded. Having so many hands in one’s pie, particularly greedy hands, is not conducive to fair trade.

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