Kris is Vice President & COO for eBay International AG. He is responsible for coordinating the eBay buyer experience and delivering the eBay customer promises across eBay’s Europe, Middle East and Africa markets. He also manages the Seller Growth organization creating opportunity for SME’s & brands on the platform and manages eBay’s Advertising, M&A and business development activity.
Kris joined eBay in July 2011 as Financial Planning and Analysis leader for eBay Marketplaces based in the San Jose, CA. In this finance leadership role Kris covered forecasting, planning, financial reporting systems and geographic expansion. In 2014 he moved to Switzerland to take on the CFO role for eBay international AG.
Before eBay, Kris was located in Milwaukee working for GE Healthcare, a major business unit of General Electric. He was the global FP&A executive responsible for reporting and financial planning and led the transformation of the global finance function, focused on improving the finance service delivery model and the simplification of financial reporting processes.
Kris joined GE in 1998 after a few business analysis positions with Exxon Mobil in Belgium and the Netherlands. He then consecutively covered multiple finance leadership roles in different GE businesses including roles as CFO, FP&A, acquisition integration, sourcing finance & business process outsourcing. For GE he worked and lived in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary and Finland before moving to Milwaukee in 2007.
Kris holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, where he graduated in 1996. He also completed the GE Experienced Finance Leadership Program in 2002 and the executive Management Development Course in 2007.