Jooman Park to Lead eBay Australia, New Zealand

Leader of eBay Korea, Jooman Park has been chosen to replace Deborah Starkey in her role as leader of eBay Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd come July.

Following the decision that Deborah Sharkey, current leader and Vice-President of eBay Australia and New Zealand, would move to the internet firm’s global headquarters, Vice President Jooman Park, who leads eBay’s Korean businesses, will move into the role as of July this year.

Park joined eBay Korea’s subsidiary Internet Auction Company back in 2002 and has since gone on to lead eBay Korea for the past eight years, developing its businesses into online market leaders. Sharkey, on the other hand, joined eBay’s Sydney team in 2003 and has lead the Australia and New Zealand business since the end of 2008.

“I’ve enjoyed four great years at the helm of eBay Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd,” Sharkey said. “Having worked almost my entire professional life in Australia and Japan, I am particularly excited about returning to the US to continue to work for eBay.”

Senior Vice President and General Manager of eBay Asia, Jay Lee congratulated both Starkey and Park for their work with eBay, confirming the virtues of the change in leadership.

“Jooman will build on the excellent progress the team is making in defining the new Australian retail landscape,” said Lee. “By successfully partnering with businesses and establishing online retail standards in Korea, Jooman has driven eBay’s Korea businesses to market leadership positions. This experience will help boost Australian ecommerce for the benefit of local businesses and consumers.”

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  1. Chris Morley says:

    Deb’s leadership and guidance was exactly what eBay needed. As MD of eBay Australia, Deb helped reconnect the seller community to the platform and ensured eBay increased online market share. eBay’s development since 2008 has seen numerous changes and the platform is in much better shape then when she took over – Well Done Deb and best wishes with your future endeavors!

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