eShopWorld announces two senior appointments
31 October 2019 – Global ecommerce provider eShopWorld today announces two senior management team appointments of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as it continues to grow revenue and services. eShopWorld provides in-country cross-border ecommerce solutions allowing global brands and retailers to localise their online offering in up to 200 markets around the world.
Conor O’Kane joins eShopWorld as Chief Information Officer, with David Manifold joining as Chief Financial Officer. Both have considerable senior management experience in technology-led, high growth environments. O’Kane joins eShopWorld with an innate understanding of the power of B2B commerce platforms, having spent the last four years as Head of Technology for the eCommerce and Mobile platforms within Travelport, a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. With over 20 years of management experience, prior to joining Travelport, O’Kane was Chief Operating Officer with Mobile Travel Technologies and holds an MBA and Degrees in Applied Physics and Electronics.
David Manifold takes up the position of CFO with over 30 years’ experience in the financial and technology sectors. He joins from Oasis Group where he managed the Group Finance function to support an aggressive growth agenda. Prior to that, Manifold spent almost a decade at Aer Lingus as Director of Integration and Corporate Strategy Director. He brings significant financial and operational strategy expertise in successfully leading, structuring and integrating complex M&A transactions, leading the integration of Aer Lingus into the IAG Group post acquisition. Manifold is a qualified Accountant and holds an MBA.
Commenting on the appointments, Tommy Kelly, eShopWorld CEO said:
Conor and David’s hands-on experience of high-growth, technology-led companies makes for an excellent fit with eShopWorld. Our platform’s effectiveness has been proven for some of the most respected retail brands in the world over the past decade and the next few years will mark significant investment in further scaling the range and scope of services that we offer to discerning and growth focussed premium brands. I welcome the expertise that they will both contribute to this process.
eShopWorld provides premium global eCommerce solutions to retailers, allowing them to increase global revenues by providing local shopping experiences to consumers in up to 200 markets. The company recently announced a 26.7 per cent increase in revenue to €407 million and outlined plans to double revenue, increase global headcount to more than 450 and continue to expand the range and scope of services to discerning and growth-focused premium brands.
Earlier in 2019, eShopWorld doubled its Swords headquarters office space to 24,000sq ft in the Concourse building at Airside Business Park. It also has offices in the US, the UK, Singapore and the Netherlands.
Established in 2010, eShopWorld’s e-commerce solution connects premium brands with consumers in more than 200 markets. Headquartered in Ireland, eShopWorld has offices in Ireland, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands. The company is privately owned by Tommy Kelly and Asendia, a joint venture between La Poste (France) and SwissPost (Switzerland).
The company’s technology allows global brands and retailers to offer a local online shopping experience to consumers in up to 200 markets around the world, allowing them to move seamlessly through the buyer journey and complete their purchases. The company works with some of the world’s most iconic lingerie, fashion and sportswear brands and manages the global e-commerce requirements of five of the top 10 apparel brands.