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SAN JOSE, Calif.–Meg Whitman, the president and chief executive officer of eBay, will leave those posts on March 31, but will remain a company director.
She will be succeeded by John Donahoe, who joined the firm in 2005 from Bain & Co. Donahoe is currently president of eBay Marketplaces, which account for more than two-thirds of the firm’s global revenues, according to a company statement.
EBay also announced that Rajiv Dutta will be named executive vice president of eBay Inc., and will succeed Donahoe as president of eBay marketplaces. Dutta, who currently heads PayPal, eBay’s online payment system, had formerly headed Skype, the company’s program that enables people to converse orally via computer.