eBay Classifieds Group

Alessandro Coppo

Vice President, General Manager, eBay Classifieds Group

Started at eBay:

August 2004

Hometown:

Milan

As Vice President and General Manager, Alessandro is responsible for the world-leading classifieds portfolio available in more than 1000 cities around the globe. He is driving the Group’s vision to shape the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them reach out to the community around them. Overseeing a global team of more than 1000 people who are passionate for local trade, Alessandro is focused on maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eBay Classifieds Group already has a presence and in prospective markets. more >>

In his previous role as VP and General Manager of eBay Classifieds Group, Northern Europe, Alessandro was responsible for Marktplaats, the largest Dutch ecommerce and horizontal classifieds site, and DBA and BilBasen, the top horizontal classifieds and autos sites in Denmark. Alessandro was responsible for managing more than 400 employees across the Dutch and Danish businesses. He put a strong focus on innovation and leveraging the potential of new technologies to reduce current market or industry inefficiencies and therefore bring sustainable benefits to consumers.

Alessandro joined eBay Italy in 2004 as head of category management and became country manager in October 2005. In his role as country manager, he led the Italian business from break-even to high profitability. In addition, he is a true revolutionary, seeing the potential of classifieds and adopting an innovative approach that resulted in eBay Italia building successful real estate and motors businesses.

Before eBay, Alessandro was at BCG where he focused on consumer goods and the retail industry. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Turin and a masters in Economics from Oxford.