Jacob Aqraou

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Jacob Aqraou

Jacob Aqraou

VC

Jacob Fonnesbech Aqraou is an investor in technology enabled consumer-facing companies, with a focus on sustainability. He is the Chairman of Loopia Group and on the BOD of Wallapop, @Leisure and DenmarkBridge. He is also on the BOD of Telenor where he chairs the Technology and Innovation committee. His last role at eBay was as GM and SVP eBay Marketplaces EMEA, eBay’s largest business. Previously he was President of eBay Classifieds Group, eBay’s global classifieds business, which he helped co-found.

Prior to serving as General Manager of eBay Classifieds Group, Jacob led the eBay Strategy and Ventures Group. He identified future trends and developed the company’s innovation strategy while seeding and starting new ventures, including eBay's entry into the mobile field. Jacob has also served as the CFO of eBay Europe and Vice President of Operations and Expansions for the Corporate New Business Venture Group.

Before joining eBay, Jacob was a successful entrepreneur and founded UK-based, VC-backed Finexia Limited, which was sold to Xbridge, a Prudential company. He also worked in M&A at an investment bank and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Jacob is a graduate of Copenhagen Business School, where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in finance and accounting. He holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

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