in brief Online payments giant and eBay subsidiary PayPal has appointed an internal veteran, Frerk-Malte Feller, to lead its Australian operations, effective immediately.
New PayPal Australia
chief Frerk-Malte Feller
The company has been led previously since March 2009 by an acting managing director, Dinuke Ranasinghe, who has now moved into a regional role in Singapore. Before he shifted to the company's Australian division, Feller was managing director for eBay Germany.
Between 2004 and 2008, the executive was managing director of PayPal's German, Austrian and Swiss divisions, geographies he launched the payments company into.
"I am delighted to be joining the Australian team to provide strategic direction at a time when there is great demand for PayPal to help grow online shopping in Australia," said Feller. He noted his main priority was to continue to provide PayPal's more than five million local customers and 18,000 merchant customers with services.