Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has a new Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Angelika Gifford, who joined the company in 2020 will be taking over from Nicola Mendelsohn, who was recently promoted to become Vice President for the Global Business Group.
Angelika’s previous role was to represent Meta to partners, policymakers, nonprofits and community organisations across 34 countries in Central Europe.
She has over 30 years’ experience working for leading technology companies including Hewlett-Packard (HP), where she led the software and digitisation business for German-speaking countries, and Microsoft where she held a wide variety of senior management positions across the region.
Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President, Global Business Group, Meta, said: “I am delighted by the appointment of Angelika Gifford to lead Meta’s business in EMEA. Angie has been an invaluable member of Meta’s EMEA leadership team, playing a critical role in scaling and expanding our operations across Central Europe”
Angelika Gifford, Vice President, EMEA, Meta, commented: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been appointed as the Vice President for EMEA. Since joining Meta in 2020, I have seen first-hand the incredible impact our tools and platforms have on people and businesses around the world. As VP for EMEA, I’m really excited about working side by side with our clients and partners across the region to help them maximise every opportunity to grow their businesses and to explore the possibilities that the metaverse will afford”.