eBay announces first diversity officer

The online retailer is the latest corporate giant to create an executive role dedicated to diversity and inclusion.

eBay has become the latest corporate giant to create an executive role dedicated to diversity and inclusion, naming Damien Hooper-Campbell as its inaugural chief diversity officer.

It’s not the first time Hooper-Campbell has made HR history as, prior to his appointment with eBay, he was the first global head of diversity and inclusion at Uber.

No stranger to the world of tech, the 37-year-old was a diversity business partner and community strategist for Google’s diversity integrity and governance division.

“Damien's experience, insights and leadership will enable us to build further on the strong foundation we have established over many years and advance eBay's diversity and inclusion commitment to a new level,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay.

Starting on July 18, Hooper-Campbell will be based in the company’s San Jose, CA headquarters and will report to Kristin Yetto, SVP of HR and chief people officer.

“eBay is one of the pioneers in harnessing technology to level the playing field by creating a global marketplace that is truly inclusive and diverse,” said Hooper-Campbell. 

“I look forward to leading eBay’s efforts to foster an even more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, which I believe can contribute to increased innovation and even better engagement with eBay’s hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers around the world,” he added.

He will be responsible for leading eBay’s diversity and inclusion efforts, creating new programs and expanding existing activities that foster an inclusive culture at eBay. 

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