PayPal appoints new chief product officer

John Kim will work to advance PayPal’s position as a leader in digital payments and commerce for consumers and merchants around the globe

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PayPal appoints new chief product officer

PayPal has appointed former Expedia executive John Kim as its new chief product officer.

Kim (pictured) will take over from current chief product officer Mark Britto on 26 September. Britto will remain with the payments company for a transition period before retiring at the end of this year.

In his role as PayPal’s chief product officer, Kim will lead the consumer and merchant product and engineering teams, working to advance company’s position as a leader in digital payments and commerce for consumers and merchants around the globe.

Kim joins PayPal after a decade at Expedia Group, where he served most recently as president of Expedia Marketplace. In this role, he oversaw strategy, product, technology and operations for all lines of business, including lodging, air, car, cruise, and activities.

He has also worked at HomeAway/Vrbo, Yahoo, Overture, Accenture, Bank of America and Pelago.

Commenting on the appointment, Dan Schulman, president and chief executive officer of PayPal, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome John Kim to the PayPal team. John is an outstanding leader with a proven ability to build and lead high performing global teams that drive new and innovative product development. Developing new products at scale that engage customers and merchants through an exceptional user experience requires a unique combination of talents, and we’ve truly found these in John.”

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