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Elisabete da Cunha Ramalho


Elisabete da Cuhna Ramalho


Information Systems & Technology

Born and raised in Portugal, I grew up fascinated with learning about other countries, cultures and ways of living. Very early on in my career I was interested about information systems, data and technology overall. Back  in 2007, I joined Google in Ireland. Since then I lived and worked also in France and the US, and have moved with my family to Switzerland. These almost twelve years with Google have taught me how technology and data are transforming people’s lives — I love being part of it.

In addition to my business responsibilities at Google, I am a executive certified coach for leaders in the company and have started to lecture to MBA students in June 2017. Because technology is a constant in my life, I co-authored an article on cybersecurity titled “To Improve Cybersecurity, Think Like a Hacker”. It was published by MIT Sloan Management Review during Spring of 2017.

I am a very proud mother of two lovely twin boys and a wife of a wonderful husband. When I am not at work or lecturing, I am playing with my boys enjoying the simple things of life

Corporate Experience

• Industry Leader for Luxury, Finance and Premium Retail. Google Switzerland. Apr 18 – Present.

• Head of Programmatic Client Strategy, Google Technology Division EMEA. Ireland, Jun 2016 – Mar 2018.

• Sales Strategy and Operations Senior Manager: Head of Revenue Acceleration. Google Inc. California USA, Nov 2013 – May 2016

• Sales Strategy and Operations Manager: Head of Revenue Acceleration — Voice of Customer, Google France. France, Feb 2012 – Nov 2013

• Online Sales & Operations Manager, Southern & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Google Ireland, Mar 2007 – Jun 2011

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor GMBA and EMBA, Technology and Information Management. IE Business School. 2017- present.

• Adjunct Professor Master in Marketing, IPAM — Marketing Business School. 2007. Portugal

Academic Background

• Global Executive MBA, IE Business School. First student in class, 2013. Spain.

• Master in Information Systems, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, 2005. Portugal.

• Master of Arts in Sciences of Communication, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2001. Portugal