Martin Tschopp is CEO of Kiva.org, with a focus on growing the breadth and depth of the organization’s impact around the globe. Martin joined Kiva in 2015, after more than a decade of experience building marketplace and e-commerce businesses in 20 countries, and leading teams both small and large from startup phase through scale up.
Martin honed his expertise during 12 years at eBay, where he held a variety of leadership positions including Vice President and General Manager of eBay Advertising, VP of eBay Germany and GM for Local Classifieds. The GM role involved developing strategies for a dozen different countries including India, China, Japan, Singapore, the U.S. and South Africa.
This international experience in a wide range of markets provides a unique perspective for Kiva’s work, which spans more than 80 countries. Martin was inspired to move into the social good space to help empower individuals, and build strong communities from the bottom up.
He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from INSEAD and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.