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Joanna Shields, The Baroness Shields

Born: Jul 12, 1962

Birthplace: St. Marys

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Joanna Shields, The Baroness Shields

Date of Birth : Jul 12, 1962
Birth Place : St. Marys

Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields, OBE is an Anglo-American technology executive and parliamentarian. On May 13, 2015, she was appointed as the UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security in the Conservative Government serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport after the 2015 General Election. Prior to her current appointment, Baroness Shields served as Digital Advisor to David Cameron and as Chairman of Tech City UK, the government’s initiative to catalyze the growth of the technology industry across the UK. She also served as a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group until 19 May 2015. Before joining the government, Shields spent over 25 years building some of the world's best-known technology companies, including Electronics for Imaging, RealNetworks, Google, Aol and Facebook, as well as leading several start-ups to successful acquisitions, including Bebo, Decru and Veon. Her most recent position in the technology industry was Vice-President and managing director of Facebook in Europe, Middle East and Africa, where she presided over the growth of international presence to over 1billion users.

Profession


  • Businessperson

Parents


  • Kay Shields
  • Thomas Shields

Spouse


  • Andy Stevenson

Children


  • Ben Shields
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