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Jay Lee

SVP, EMEA

Jay Lee oversees all aspects of eBay’s business in EMEA region. He is responsible for eBay’s operations in major European markets -- UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain -- as well driving growth in emerging markets such as Turkey. 

Jay is passionate about connecting buyers and sellers around the world, and creating opportunities through commerce and technology.

Prior to taking on the leadership role in EMEA, Jay oversaw eBay’s Asia Pacific region for 12 years.  He joined eBay in 2002 and guided the growth of eBay’s portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific. He built market leading positions in Korea, via our Gmarket and Auction marketplaces, and in Australia via eBay.com.au. He pioneered online cross border exports from China-based sellers to eBay’s global consumer base. This has evolved into a significant channel for entrepreneurs and businesses across Asia.

Previously, Jay was CEO of Korea Thrunet Co. Ltd, a NASDAQ-listed broadband Internet service company.

Prior to that Jay worked at Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm and leading global advisor on business strategy. He worked with the company for more than eight years, in both the United States and Asia, and became the company’s first Korean partner in 1998.

Jay has an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University.

In his spare time, Jay is a travelling student of history and culture.  He also likes to golf.

Jay's favorite eBay experience:

"When I went to visit some sellers on the outskirts of Shanghai, I realized that the sellers were newlyweds and their three-story home was also their office. They told me their eBay business had helped them pay for both their wedding and their house. They had their staff there and all the rooms were filled with merchandise. This brought home to me in a real way what we do at eBay every day."

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Jay Lee oversees all aspects of eBay’s business in EMEA region. He is responsible for eBay’s operations in major European markets -- UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain -- as well driving growth in emerging markets such as Turkey. 

Jay is passionate about connecting buyers and sellers around the world, and creating opportunities through commerce and technology.

Prior to taking on the leadership role in EMEA, Jay oversaw eBay’s Asia Pacific region for 12 years.  He joined eBay in 2002 and guided the growth of eBay’s portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific. He built market leading positions in Korea, via our Gmarket and Auction marketplaces, and in Australia via eBay.com.au. He pioneered online cross border exports from China-based sellers to eBay’s global consumer base. This has evolved into a significant channel for entrepreneurs and businesses across Asia.

Previously, Jay was CEO of Korea Thrunet Co. Ltd, a NASDAQ-listed broadband Internet service company.

Prior to that Jay worked at Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm and leading global advisor on business strategy. He worked with the company for more than eight years, in both the United States and Asia, and became the company’s first Korean partner in 1998.

Jay has an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University.

In his spare time, Jay is a travelling student of history and culture.  He also likes to golf.

Jay's favorite eBay experience:

"When I went to visit some sellers on the outskirts of Shanghai, I realized that the sellers were newlyweds and their three-story home was also their office. They told me their eBay business had helped them pay for both their wedding and their house. They had their staff there and all the rooms were filled with merchandise. This brought home to me in a real way what we do at eBay every day."

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