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Rohan Mahadevan is PayPal’s new vice president for Asia

Zafar Anjum | Sept. 3, 2012
A long-time Paypal employee, Mahadevan will lead one of the company’s fastest-growing regions

PayPal has appointed Rohan Mahadevan as PayPal's new vice president for Asia, announced the e-commerce and m-commerce company.

Based in Singapore, Mahadevan will provide strategic direction for the company's fastest-growing region and will be responsible for increasing the company's presence and capabilities to capitalise on the explosive growth of e-commerce and m-commerce across all Asian markets, said the company in a statement.

He will be reporting to Rupert Keeley who is now PayPal's senior vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific.

Mahadevan has been with PayPal since 2004 and prior to his current position, he held the dual roles of vice president of Global Cross Border Trade and vice president of Latin America.

"I am delighted to welcome Rohan as our new Asia head as he brings exceptional leadership skills and a proven track record in building payment businesses in some of the world's most dynamic economies," said Keeley.

"I'm excited to take on this new role in Asia as we build up our business in many of the largest commerce markets in the world - from Japan to Greater China to India to Southeast Asia - and localise our global payment capabilities to address the different and unique needs of our merchants and consumers across Asia," said Mahadevan. "Beyond enabling cross-border trade for local merchants to sell globally and for local consumers to buy securely from overseas, we have a golden opportunity to bring more payment innovation to the region and transform commerce in the large and accelerating Asian consumer markets."

Mahadevan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, a PhD from Harvard University in the field of astrophysics, and was a post-doctoral scientist at Cambridge University, England.


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