eBay appoints new UK consumer selling leader

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eBay has appointed Nikin Patel as director of consumer-to-consumer (C2C) selling in the UK, as the original global marketplace continues to make online and mobile selling quicker and simpler, with exciting new updates to its Android and IOS native apps due in the coming months.

Patel: new role

Patel has been with eBay for two years and this new brief is focused on making selling even easier for UK consumers. He previously lead pricing and promotions at eBay during this time he developed a sharp understanding of the C2C business. A Cambridge graduate, he brings 15 years of global operational experience in digital, media and telecoms, internet and digital, most recently at Sky and Virgin Media.

Patel will report to Paolo Levoni, eBay’s senior director of operations in the UK, who said of the appointment: “This is a hugely important role at eBay. We pretty much invented consumer-to-consumer selling at distance, online and at scale. And it’s an area we continue to invest and innovate in. With his proven track record in pricing and promotions and his personal passion for consumer selling, Nikin is now focused on helping even more Brits make room or make money by selling on eBay.”