Ebay veteran joins EY as global chief innovation officer

Former eBay executive Jeff Wong is joining professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young) as global chief innovation officer, responsible for leading the global team that provides technology and trend forecasts, and develops new technologies, strategies and solutions.

Wong worked at eBay for the past 10 years on the Marketplaces strategy team and was founder and senior director of eBay's business incubation group, which built new startups for eBay Marketplaces.

"EY is making a bold statement with Jeff's appointment," said Carmine Di Sibio, global managing partner, client service, at EY. "He brings greater connectivity and new ways of thinking to the organization, and will help drive greater results to EY and our clients. Jeff's vision for innovation will be even more front and center as we continue to identify the latest strategies and solutions."

Earlier in his career, Wong was employed by J.P. Morgan Partners, JAFCO America Ventures and the Boston Consulting Group. His experience in building new businesses includes categories such as local commerce, business-to-business exchanges, services, mobile and big data.

"To be successful, organizations must integrate innovation into their everyday strategies," Wong said. "The forces of change must be embraced and be seen as opportunities. EY knows and understands this and the role that innovation plays across all phases of a business." Press Release