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Primary Role
Minister for Internet Safety and Security @
Investments
2 Investments in 2 Companies
Born:
July 12, 1962
Gender:
Female
Location:
London
Website:
http://www.joannashields.com/
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Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields, OBE is the UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security. Currently serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for both the UK Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Shields previously served as the Chair of Tech City UK and a Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group.

She was appointed a Life Peer in the House of Lords in August 2014, and began serving in October 2014.

Shields has spent the past 27 years building some of the world's best-known technology companies, including Electronics for Imaging (Efi), RealNetworks, Google, Bebo, Aol and Facebook. She is a dual US/UK citizen, having relocated from Silicon Valley to London in 2000.

Before taking up her current post at the request of Prime Minister David Cameron she was Vice President and Managing Director of Facebook in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to Facebook she served as President of People Networks at Aol, a position she assumed after the acquisition of Bebo by Time Warner's Aol unit. At Bebo, Shields was CEO, leading the company's growth to 50M users and eventual acquisition for $850 million. Prior to this position she served as Managing Director, Syndication & Partnerships (Business Development) for Google Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Shields was ranked #1 on the Wired 100 in 2011 and #6 in the MediaGuardian 100 in 2012. In February 2013 she was named to the list of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. In July 2013 Computer Weekly named Shields the Most Influential Woman in UK IT. In July 2013 she received the British Interactive Media Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

http://www.joannashields.co.uk/

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Minister for Internet Safety and Security

May, 2015 - Current   (over 1 year)

Minister of Internet Safety and Security

May, 2015 - Current   (over 1 year)
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Company
Jun 1, 2014
May 18, 2015
Adivsor to the Prime Minister on the Digital Economy
Apr 2, 2010
2013
VP, EMEA
Feb, 2008
Sep, 2009
Executive Vice President, AOL, and President, People Networks
Jan, 2007
May, 2008
President, Board Member
2005
2007
Managing Director, Syndication & Partnerships for Google Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia

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Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Oct, 2012$1.23M / VenturePersonal Investment
Nov, 2009$195k / Debt FinancingPersonal Investment

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