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Meg Whitman, president and CEO of famous online marketplace, eBay, has been with this successful company since March of 1998. She aided the company’s growth from a national markeplace of 30 employees to a now global online resource with over 9,000 employees. Not only does she serve as president and CEO of this well-known organization but she is also on the Board of Directors for Proctor & Gamble as well as Dreamworks.
Ms. Whitman was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She then received a degree in economics from the Ivy League university, Princeton. After this undergraduate completion she went on to Harvard Business School where she received her MBA.
Her first career move was with Procter & Gamble where she was trained and gained experience in brand management, throughout her two year stent with the company. In 1981 she moved on to work for Bain and Company, a consulting firm, where she worked her way up to vice-president. After nine year with Bain and Company, she soon found herself working for Walt Disney Company as the Senior Vice President of Marketing. Following this prestigious position with Walt Disney she became the President of Stride Rite kids shoes. Before she began her career with eBay, from 1995 to 1997, she served as President and CEO of Florists Transworld Delivery.
Not only has Meg Whitman gained tremendous knowledege and business insight but she is also giving back to the University that so faithfully gave to her. She has made significant donations of more than $30 million to Princeton University. This contribution has single handedly allowed the construction of a sixth residential college in the university which will be complete in 2007.