Monday, June 20, 2016

eBay announces first diversity officer - HCA MAG

by Nicola Middlemass
Originally published: June 20, 2016
Publisher: hcamag.com

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.