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eBay names new financial chief

Auction giant taps Robert Swan, formerly of Electronic Data Systems, as Rajiv Dutta moves on to Skype.

eBay on Tuesday said it had named a new chief financial officer, slated to start work on March 16. , who has been serving as CFO and executive vice president of leading computer services firm Electronic Data Systems, will report directly to CEO Meg Whitman at the online auction giant's San Jose headquarters.

Swan spent 14 years overseeing finances within various divisions of General Electric and recorded a two-year stint at the start-up Webvan, an online grocer that went bankrupt in 2001. At eBay, he will replace Rajiv Dutta, who served as CFO for the last five years, as he takes over as president of online voice provider Skype, which eBay snapped up last fall in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.