Speaker Details

Joanna Shields
Vice President & Managing Director, EMEA, Facebook

Joanna Shields is Vice President & Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Facebook.  Prior to Facebook, Shields was Chief Executive of Bebo where she built the company from a start up into one of Europe's leading social networks and spearheaded its successful acquisition by AOL, Time Warner for $850M in March 2008. After the acquisition she served as President of AOL's social and communications division. Prior to Bebo, she was Managing Director, Syndication and Partnerships for Google Europe, Russia, Middle East & Africa.
Her career started in 1987 in Silicon Valley and for more than last two decades, her focus has been on creating, managing and scaling international technology businesses, maximising shareholder value and leading start up companies to successful exits.  During her career she also served Vice President, International at RealNetworks, CEO of Veon (acquired by Philips Electronics in 1999) and VP of Global Sales for Electronics for Imaging (EFI). Shields was recently named Trustee of Save the Children, UK