Business Irish

Thursday 23 February 2017

Louise Phelan lands new role at PayPal

Shane Duffy

Louise Phelan, PayPal
Louise Phelan, PayPal

PayPal’s Louise Phelan is to move into a new role as Vice President (VP) of western, central and eastern Europe, Ireland, the Middle East and Africa.

Ms Phelan previously held the role of VP of Global Operations Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Maeve Dorman has been promoted to Head of Global Operations for EMEA.

Ms Phelan joined PayPal from GE Money in 2006, when PayPal had 200 employees in Ireland. She has overseen significant growth and expansion with employee numbers currently at more than 2,600 in Dublin and Dundalk. The company is expected to grow to 3,000 by 2018.

Ms Phelan said: “I’ve enjoyed my ten years in PayPal’s Global Operations team immensely and I’m proud to have lead EMEA Operations through such exceptional growth. I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to lead this extensive new business unit and to drive growth across the entire region.

 “I’m also delighted that Maeve Dorman will assume responsibility for our Operations Centres in Dublin and Dundalk. Maeve has extensive leadership experience and her passion for PayPal’s customers and teammates is evident in everything she does. I look forward to working closely with Maeve and her teams as we continue to advance the business together in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

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