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John J. Donahoe '82

John DonahoePresident and CEO
eBay, Inc.

San Jose, California

Elected 2003 (Alumni Trustee)
Elected Vice Chair 2008
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Stanford University

John became President and CEO of eBay Inc. on March 31, 2008. John has driven a strong focus on innovation and customers across eBay Inc.'s core businesses, which include eBay, PayPal, GSI Commerce and X.commerce, the company's platform division. Under his watch, the company has aggressively grown payments, made major strides in reinvigorating its core marketplace business, and established an early lead in mobile commerce.

John joined eBay in February 2005 as President of eBay Marketplaces, responsible for all elements of eBay's global ecommerce businesses. In this role, he focused on expanding eBay's core business, which accounts for a large percentage of the company's revenues. John also oversaw a number of strategic acquisitions, including Shopping.com, StubHub and classifieds sites, such as Gumtree. During his three-year tenure as President of Marketplaces, revenues and profits for the division doubled.

Prior to eBay, John spent more than 20 years at Bain & Company, a worldwide consulting firm based in Boston. Starting as an Associate Consultant, John rose to become the firm's president and CEO in 1999, overseeing Bain's 30 offices and 3,000 employees, and serves on the Board of Directors for eBay Inc. and Intel Corp.

John received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Donahoe was an economics major at Dartmouth, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned an M.B.A. from Stanford, where he was an Arjay Miller scholar. Donahoe has been an active volunteer for Dartmouth and has served as treasurer and fundraiser for his class. He is married to Eileen Chamberlain '81, and they have four children, including a son who is an '09 and daughter who is a '15.

 

 

Last Updated: 7/25/18