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Shona Brown has served as a senior advisor to Google Inc., an Internet search and advertising technologies corporation, since 2013. Brown served as Senior Vice President of Google.org from 2011 to 2012.

Shona served as Google Inc.’s Senior Vice President, Business Operations from 2006 to 2011 and Vice President, Business Operations from 2003 through 2006, leading internal business operations and people operations in both roles.

Prior to joining Google she was a partner at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting company, where her focus was working with consumer technology companies on growth, innovation, and transformation.

Shona is the author of Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, which introduced a new strategic model for competing in volatile markets.

She is a director of the following non-profit organizations: The Bridgespan Group, The Nature Conservancy, The Exploratorium, and San Francisco Jazz Organization. She also serves on the board of PepsiCo.

Shona has a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from Carleton University in Canada, an M.A. in economics and philosophy from Oxford University (which she attended as a Rhodes scholar), and a Ph.D. and postdoctoral degree from Stanford University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

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