Devin Wenig - eBay
Devin Wenig is a purpose-driven global technology leader. He became CEO in July 2015, after overseeing eBay’s Marketplaces business as its President for nearly four years. Devin joined eBay in September 2011.
Under Devin’s leadership, eBay has become one of the world’s top 30 brands, and has grown annual Gross Merchandise Volume from $60.3 billion in 2011 to $83 billion in 2014. During this period, eBay added 56 million active buyers, to a total of 155 million.
During his tenure at eBay, Devin has led key strategic initiatives including a sustained shift to mobile/multiscreen; redefining design standards across eBay; extending global reach for users through cross-border trade; and introducing new categories such as Fashion, Deals, Art, Live Auctions, and Local services.
Devin joined eBay after more than 18 years at global technology/media company Thomson Reuters, where he was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets. In that role, he led the global media and financial services businesses — which provide technology, news, and data to corporations, media, and consumers.
His career at Reuters Group PLC, which merged with Thomson Corp. in 2008, included serving as its Chief Operating Officer during a period of significant transformation for the business.
While at Reuters, Devin led a revitalization of the company, beginning in the early 2000s. In the period leading up to the merger, Reuters’ market capitalization increased six-fold in about four years to £ 8.7 billion in 2007, the year the deal was announced.*
Devin got his start in the business world at age 23 when he became Chairman and CEO of Nastech Pharmaceutical Co., a public biotech startup.
He is a baseball fan, surfing wannabe, runner, and art enthusiast. He is passionate about using technology and business platforms to make a positive impact on communities around the world.
Devin received a B.A. from Union College, and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School. He has also served on the board of the March of Dimes charity and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders.
*: From Reuters Group PLC annual report and media reports