Amy Klement is partner at Omidyar Network and leads several of the firm’s initiatives that create opportunity for millions of people living at the base of the pyramid. Focusing on education, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, property rights and consumer internet and mobile, her team concentrates their investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
Klement has spent much of her career at eBay, Inc., joining PayPal as one of its earliest employees in 1999. As vice president of product, she spearheaded the creation of PayPal’s enormously successful payments platform, facilitated the company’s overseas expansion into Europe and Asia, and was instrumental in the launch of PayPal Mobile. She transitioned to eBay as vice president of relationship marketing to lead email, onsite and other retention marketing channels. Most recently, as vice president of product strategy and operations, she drove the development of eBay’s long-term product vision and led the user experience and design organization. In addition, she was involved with both Kiva and MicroPlace at the start-up stage, which fueled her passion for the microfinance sector. Earlier in her career, Klement worked in corporate strategy and development at Gap Inc. and as an analyst at JPMorgan & Co. Klement serves on the boards of Kiva, Living Goods and Micel.
She holds a BS in mathematics from Bucknell Univesity, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.