Kathryn O'Donoghue

EMEA Director of Monetized Product Quality Operations at Google

Kathryn joined Google in Dublin in 2009 where she is currently the EMEA Director of Monetized Product Quality Operations. Prior to this role Kathryn was the global Director of Insights & Improvements for the Small to Medium Business Services. She has also held roles as Head of Advertiser Sales & Services for SMB SEEMEA (South East Europe Middle East & Africa) and Ad Operations teams across multiple languages. Prior to Google Kathryn spent 12 years working for General Electric. She joined GE Global Consumer Finance, part of GE Capital, in Ireland as a Senior IT Program manager and in 1999 she moved to the Italian GE Consumer Finance business where she led the project to replace all of the bank’s lending systems. She subsequently moved to GE Capital Bank (now GE Money) in Switzerland where she was appointed as Chief Information Officer and in 2006 she became Regional CIO for GE Money in South West Europe based in Paris where she led the IT organisation across six businesses in Switzerland, France, DOMs, Spain, Portugal & Italy. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Kathryn was an IT Consultant for almost 10 years initially with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and later with Ernst & Young where she worked on and led assignments to design, develop & implement IT systems for financial services, public sector, manufacturing & technology clients both in Ireland and internationally.