Osama Bedier was vice president of platform, mobile and new ventures at PayPal. He oversaw PayPal X, PayPal’s open global payments platform that allows independent and enterprise developers to build new and innovative payment applications for a wide variety of online and mobile applications.
During his seven-year career with PayPal and eBay, Bedier has held numerous engineering and product development management responsibilities. Most recently, he was vice president of product development for all consumer- and merchant-facing products. Previously, he led product development for PayPal’s merchant services business, where he oversaw the rollout of PayPal’s suite of products that serve businesses off of eBay, as well as PayPal’s international product development. Bedier began his career at eBay where he worked on the re-architecture of eBay’s next generation platform.
Prior to PayPal, Bedier served as director of technology for DG Systems Inc./Starguide Satellite Systems. As director of technology, his team built and managed an innovative nationwide Internet cable TV service with user-targeted advertising. He has served in product management and architecture roles at Gateway Inc. and AT&T Wireless.
Bedier received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California.