The Director of Government Relations, Southeast (SE) Asia, is responsible for providing strategic Government Relations (GR) counsel and program support and implementation for PayPal’s expanding business in SE Asia, which we define as the ten ASEAN markets. This position will report directly to the Asia-Pacific Head of Government Relations based in Singapore and work very closely with business leaders based in Singapore and other SE Asia regional markets. This person will work with national and local governments, industry associations, academia and merchants to shape the policy environment, protect PayPal’s reputation and help PayPal grow its business in SE Asia. This position may also be directed to support GR programs in Japan, Korea and other Asian markets.
Since PayPal was founded in 1998 we have continued to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, processing almost 11.5 million payments for our customers per day. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them send money without sharing financial information and with the flexibility to pay using their PayPal account balances, bank accounts, PayPal Credit and credit cards.
With 162 million active digital wallets, PayPal has created an open and secure payments ecosystem people and businesses choose to securely transact with each other online, in stores and on mobile devices. PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies. PayPal is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company. In September 2014, eBay Inc. announced the planned separation of eBay and PayPal into independent publicly traded companies in 2015.
The Government Relations role requires a skillful, pragmatic, flexible and a locally sensitive approach, and is of critical importance to the future success of PayPal and its growth in SE Asia.