Ticket platform Stubhub has a new head of international as it eyes global expansion.

Miguel Giribet Giral has been appointed to the position after eight years at international online fashion outlet Privalia where he served as Chief Commercial Officer and held a variety of general manager roles.

eBay-owned StubHub which is home to more than 10 million sports, music and theatre events across 40 countries, currently sells a ticket worldwide every 1.3 seconds.

"We are delighted that Miguel is joining the StubHub team,” said StubHub President Sukhinder Singh Cassidy.

“His experience and drive will ensure we continue to lead the industry in helping fans connect to events, safely and securely."

"Our international business shows the biggest growth potential, especially as the live events market itself is becoming more international.

“Our customers are increasingly prepared to travel across borders to attend an event they want, from an NFL game in London to an Anthony Joshua fight in New York."

Miguel, who will be based in Madrid, will spearhead the continued growth of StubHub outside of its home market of the United States.

His role had previously been covered on an interim basis by StubHub International Chief Financial Officer Lauren St. Clair and Head of Business Development Rafa Ortiz.

Giribet Giral added: "I have long admired StubHub's ability to blend innovation and technology with a complete focus on creating a fan-first experience for millions of customers.

"We have a great team, world-leading partners and an exciting story to tell. It is going to be a hugely exciting time for StubHub in Europe and across the rest of the world."