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03/02/08
Going back to PayPal
Filed under: Work, China
Posted by: Alan @ 3:00 pm

After a great year at Geni, I have decided to return to PayPal China.  My old/new boss Jeff wrote up a perfect return email:

Dear All –

It is with my greatest pleasure to welcome Alan Tien back. Commencing March 3rd, Alan will start his new role in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer of PayPal China, reporting directly to me. 

Alan is not a stranger to most of us - before he took up the Beibao 贝宝 (PayPal.com.cn) Country Product Manager role in Shanghai in July, 2005, Alan had been a senior API PM, Merchant Features with PayPal in San Jose since 2002.  Last March, Alan was invited to join and launch Geni.com in China. 

For those who knew him well, you’d agree to my characterization of Alan being a person who is not only extremely intellectually bright particularly when it comes to strategic thinking and innovation, but also an entrepreneurial leader with a track record of success - in his 16+ year profession across international product management, marketing and business consulting with both large MNCs and small start-ups, Alan has demonstrated his equal proficiency in technology and business with rapidly increasing management responsibility and leadership scope.

Please join me to welcome Alan Tien back and congratulate him for his new and expanded role with PayPal China. Thanks and regards.

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