Speakers 3.0 – Joanna Shields

Joanna Shields is an American-British businesswoman, currently serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Tech City Investment Organization and as the UK’s Business Ambassador for Digital Industries. Prior to this she was Vice President and General Manager of Facebook in EMEA. Before Facebook she was President of People Networks at AOL, a position she assumed after the acquisition of Bebo by Time Warner’s Aol unit. At Bebo she served as CEO and prior to this position she was Managing Director for Google Europe, Russia, Middle East & Africa. Shields was ranked #1 on the Wired 100 in 2011 and #6 in the MediaGuardian 100 in 2012. In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.