eBay has announced Vidmay Naini has been promoted to General Manager of Emerging Markets responsible for leading eBay's Global Emerging Markets, which include Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe, Israel, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, today announced the appointment of Vidmay Naini as General Manager for eBay's Global Emerging Markets.
Based in Singapore, Vidmay Naini will now be responsible for leading eBay's Global Emerging Markets, which include Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe, Israel, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. These markets have high potential for ecommerce export growth as they mature and develop. Prior to this, Vidmay had been leading the Southeast Asia and India business. In his expanded role, Vidmay will oversee eBay's efforts in helping businesses from these markets tap into global demand and become part of the global economy.
"I am delighted to step into this global role. There is a significant opportunity to scale up eBay's mission of empowering people and creating economic opportunity for all by expanding our efforts across these regions. The digital economy is exponentially growing in these markets, with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) propelling its growth. Global ecommerce platforms such as eBay can revolutionize export opportunities and expand the reach these businesses can achieve. Through our global marketplace, my team and I look forward to establishing and enhancing the retail exports ecosystem for businesses to grow and reach consumers across the world," said Vidmay Naini, General Manager, eBay's Global Emerging Markets.
Vidmay is an experienced leader with a proven track record in driving innovation and business growth. At eBay, he has amassed 18 years of experience within the organization including Ecommerce, Strategy, P&L General Management, Cross Border Trade, Policy Advisory, Online Payments and Strategic Investment & Partnerships. During his tenure, Vidmay has played a central role on key projects such as eBay's strategic partnership and investment in Flipkart, India's leading eCommerce platform, as well as transforming eBay's business in India.
eBay has put increasing focus on the Asia Pacific region in recent months, with several initiatives to help drive exports from the region.
SMEs in Singapore got a helping hand with subsidies and fee incentives, selling limit increases, dedicated account management and more in eBay's partnership with Enterprise Singapore.
eBay also launched Cross Border Parcel Shipping Solution or "CPaSS", a parcel delivery integration platform covering currently eight markets, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam in the Asia-Pacific region, enabling sellers to choose from multiple logistics shipping solutions on a single platform.
And they are also partnering with Aramex to enable sellers across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines to ship orders conveniently and reliably across the globe.
It's interesting to note this appointment has gotten international media coverage and even a mention in TechCrunch, but the abrupt exit of former Chief Accounting Officer Brian Doerger in March, and subsequent promotion of Rebecca Spencer to take his place, has still received zero major business, finance or tech media coverage.
Perhaps mainstream media needs to start paying at least as much attention to company SEC filings as they do press releases.