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LOUISE PENTLAND JOINED PAYPAL, AN ONLINE PAYMENT SERVICE, in April 2015 as the company’s chief business affairs and legal officer. Headquartered in San Jose, California, PayPal is one of the world’s largest internet payment companies. Pentland is responsible for promoting the company’s reputation globally through its corporate affairs initiatives. She is responsible for ensuring that PayPal complies with financial, regulatory and legal requirements across all global markets. She also is responsible for the company’s communications, government relations, social innovation, intellectual property and people functions, which includes leadership development, training, employee compensation and benefits as well as the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Pentland joined PayPal as it was nearing the completion of its spinoff from eBay Inc. She helped finalize details of the split while standing up PayPal’s legal team.

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