eBay has hired Damien Hooper-Campbell to serve as eBay’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Damien brings to this role deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion and experience spanning the technology industry, finance sector and academia. 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. Starting on July 18, Damien will be based in the company’s San Jose, CA headquarters and report to Kristin Yetto, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer.
“Since our founding, the power of inclusion, diversity and opportunity has been a central part of eBay’s cultural values, our purpose and business success,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay, Inc. “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.”
“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 Damien 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.”
Damien’s Career Experience in Diversity
Damien brings to eBay extensive experience in Diversity and Inclusion, and has worked across the non-profit sector, finance, technology and academia. Previously, he was the first Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Uber Technologies. Before that, he was a Diversity Business Partner and Community Strategist for Google’s Diversity, Integrity and Governance Division. Prior to that, he was a Vice President within the Pine Street Leadership Development Group at Goldman Sachs. Before that, Damien was an Assistant Director of Minority Initiatives for Harvard Business School’s Admissions Board. He also worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, and served the Harlem, NY community as an Associate Program Officer for Program and Non-Profit Investments at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Damien received his B.A. in economics from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Damien is 37 years old. He is currently relocating from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.
Sources: eBay News Team, Morehouse College