Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields, OBE (born 12 July 1962) is an Anglo-American technology executive and Life Peer in the House of Lords. On 13 May 2015, she was appointed as the UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security in the Conservative Government serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for both the UK Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport after the 2015 General Election. In July 2016, she was reappointed to her post by Prime Minister Theresa May. 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.

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  • Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields, OBE (born 12 July 1962) is an Anglo-American technology executive and Life Peer in the House of Lords. On 13 May 2015, she was appointed as the UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security in the Conservative Government serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for both the UK Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport after the 2015 General Election. In July 2016, she was reappointed to her post by Prime Minister Theresa May. 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. 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. Before Bebo she was an early employee of Google international operations and served as managing director of syndication and partnerships for Europe, Russia, Middle East & Africa. (en)
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  • Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields, OBE (born 12 July 1962) is an Anglo-American technology executive and Life Peer in the House of Lords. On 13 May 2015, she was appointed as the UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security in the Conservative Government serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for both the UK Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport after the 2015 General Election. In July 2016, she was reappointed to her post by Prime Minister Theresa May. 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. (en)
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