Anil Hansjee BSc (Hons.) MSc FBCS CITP, joined Google in September 2006 as Head of Corporate Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London. He is responsible for Google's acquisitions and investments in the region as well as relationships with the early stage technology community and their backers and advisers.
Prior to joining, Anil was a Principal with the venture capital firm IDG Ventures, where he was board director of one of their portfolio companies, the mobile music company, Shazam Entertainment. Between mid 2000 and end of 2001, Anil was a Vice President for corporate finance with Bear Stearns International in London. Between mid 1997 and mid 2000, Anil was a member of Chase Manhattan Bank's corporate finance group both in New York and London. Anil joined Chase's corporate finance team after spending the first 7 years of his professional career as a software engineer first with UBS then Chase. Anil has a BSc.(Hons.) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Edinburgh University and has an MSc. in Finance at London Business School.
Anil is a board observer with four of Google's investments - FON (Spain), UbiquiSys (UK), mTLD Top Level Domain/dotmobi (Eire) and Mobile Planet (Kenya). Anil is also a member of the British Computer Society's External Relations Board, an advisory board member of Seedcamp, the European Leadership Programme and Twitter Partners.com (a Twitter advertising agency), a member of Sport England's Technology Advisory Board, and a guest lecturer at and member of Kingston University's Industrial Advisory Panel for the Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics faculty.