Matt Brittin

President, EMEA, Google

Matt heads up Google’s business and operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - helping consumers and businesses make the most of the digital opportunity.

Joining Google in 2007 to help build its business in the UK, he became MD of Google UK two years later. In 2011, he was promoted to lead Northern and Central Europe, before taking over as President of Business and Operations in EMEA in 2014.

Matt is a Trustee of charity The Media Trust. He has had a long career in media and marketing, joining Google from the newspaper industry, where he led commercial and digital operations at the biggest UK publisher. He previously worked at management consultancy McKinsey.

He was a non-executive Director at retailer Sainsbury’s for nine years to 2020 and has been a trustee of The Climate Group. He has an MBA from London Business School, an MA from Cambridge and won silver medals for Cambridge in several Boat Races. He was also a member of the British rowing team and has won medals in eights and fours at the World Rowing Championships and represented Great Britain at the Olympics. He is a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta and he still rows regularly, though more slowly.

Matt lives in London, near the Thames, with his wife, two sons and small but remarkably noisy dog.