Former eBay exec to oversee online at U.K. department store

U.K. department store chain, John Lewis, has named Mak Lewis as online director, effective March 4. He will join the John Lewis management board (JLMB), reporting to managing director Andy Street.

Lewis past roles include spending six years at eBay as U.K. managing director and European marketplaces director. He was most recently CEO of Collect+.

'Mark is ideally placed to continue the growth and development of our online business. He brings insight and experience of the retail sector, and will be driving further innovation across both our website and omni-channel offer. We are all keen to welcome him when he joins in March,' said Street.

Mark will take on the leadership of the online team and assume responsibility for profitability and development of the retailer's online channel. He will also lead the omni-channel development team, working closely with his JLMB colleagues.