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Shona L. Brown  

Dr. Shona L. Brown has been Senior Vice President of Google.Org. at Google Inc. since April 13, 2011. Dr. Brown served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations of Google Inc

Shona Brown took on responsibilities for Google's business operations in 2003, following almost a decade consulting with technology clients in Toronto and Los Angeles for McKinsey and Company. As a partner at McKinsey, Brown was a leader of the Global Strategy Practice and worked with a wide range of firms on strategy development, business model transformation and operational issues. Her experience includes extensive work in consumer software and hardware technology, online consumer services, and Internet media markets.

Brown has taught in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and within McKinsey's mini-MBA program. She is the author of the best-selling business book, "Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos," which introduced a new strategic model for competing in volatile markets. She has published broadly in both applied and academic journals.

Brown has a bachelor of computer systems engineering degree from Carleton University in Canada and a master's degree in economics and philosophy from Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar). She received her Ph.D. and Post-Doctorate from Stanford University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

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