PayPal appoints new Australian head

New managing director "delighted" with new role

PayPal Australia's Frerk-Malte Feller.

PayPal Australia's Frerk-Malte Feller.

PayPal Australia has appointed Frerk-Malte Feller as its new managing director.

Feller takes over from Dinuke Ranasinghe, who has been acting managing director since March 2009 and has taken up the role of product head for Asia-Pacific.

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Feller said he was delighted with the move.

“My main priority is to continue to provide PayPal’s more than five million Australian customer accounts and 18,000 merchant partners with a secure and innovative online payments solution to facilitate safe, global e-commerce,” he said in a statement.

Feller joined the eBay group of companies in 1999. Prior to joining PayPal Australia, he was managing director for eBay Germany.

In other news, PayPal has launched its global open payments platform in Australia, with the announcement of the PayPal X Australian Developer Competition, to take place next year.

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