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Amit Menipaz Vice President, Structured Data, ebay

Amit Menipaz, currently Vice President, Structured Data, eBay, has spent over 20 years as an Entrepreneur, Consultant, Strategy & Product Manager, Country Manager, and Corporate Executive for technology companies across North America, Western Europe, China, and Israel in the fields of web content management, telecommunications, consumer electronics, eCommerce, and big data. At eBay he led innovations in social commerce, mobile selling, online stores, and big data analytics. Menipaz currently leads eBay’s structured data vision, strategy and teams, builds the world’s most comprehensive inventory graph of everything that can be bought or sold globally and its relative value. In addition, he serves on the GS1 Board of Governors, in both the US and Global Board, and has lectured at several academic institutions including Stanford, Berkeley, and New York University on product strategy and innovation. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada, in industrial engineering and management, he holds an MBA from European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France. As a management consultant he has worked for both Deloitte Touche and A.T. Kearney in North America and Western Europe. In this capacity he worked with multinational enterprises on benchmarking, reengineering, knowledge management, systems selection, and merger and acquisition planning across North America. He oversaw the launch of a number of hi-tech and telecommunication start-ups across Western Europe during the Internet boom at the turn of the century. For six years Menipaz ran a partnership with Hutchison Whampoa of Hong Kong, leveraging Israeli technologies together with European designers and Chinese manufacturers to develop innovative consumer electronics and telecommunications products for markets in Europe and the USA. Having worked at both the headquarters and overseas subsidiaries of multinational enterprises, managing the opening and closing of regional and country headquarters, and launching both consumer and Internet products in various geographic markets—he brings a unique blend of experience, practical insights, and contemporary examples that help link business theories with the hands-on practice of managing day-to-day international business. Menipaz is married, has two children, and enjoys traveling, learning new languages, music, reading, tennis, skiing, and Latin dancing.