Jean Claude Donato

Managing Director at Nikaia Ventures; Former Regional Director Asia-Pacific at eBay

Jean Claude Donato brings strong regional and mobile platform experience having spent over 10 years in Asia. His previous senior appointments includes Head of Market Development & Mobile Partnerships APAC at TripAdvisor/Expedia and Managing Director at Rocket Internet overseeing 4 regional ventures i.e. Payleven, Pricepanda, Foodpanda and Lazada.

For the past 3 years and until early 2015, Jean Claude was the Regional Director and Head of Mobile for eBay Inc in charge of leading the mobile commerce and payment revolution in APAC region. He is also one of the well-known industry speaker and advisor to local and global mobile start-ups along with being himself an entrepreneur and business angel.

On a personal note, Jean Claude is French-Italian, he is a travel enthusiast and when he is is not hiking overseas, he likes to do indoor rock-climbing in Singapore.

Favourite quote and author; “It is remarkable how many things you can explode. I’m lucky I have all my fingers” (Elon Musk, about experimentation)

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