Angelika Gifford has been serving as Facebook’s Vice President for Central Europe since January 2020. In this role, she is responsible for the business development of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger in 34 countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux region as well as Eastern Europe, among others Russia. Prior to joining Facebook, Angie was managing director at Hewlett-Packard (HP) until 2018, overseeing the software and digitization business in the German-speaking region. Previously, she worked for Microsoft for over 20 years, serving in different senior management positions in Germany and abroad, among others as board member of Microsoft Germany. In 2009, an independent organization honored Angie as “businesswoman of the year”. The leading German business publication “manager magazin” voted her one of the 100 most influential businesswomen. Angie also serves as a member of the board of the German-American non-profit association “Atlantik-Brücke” and is part of the corporate supervisory board of Thyssenkrupp. She formerly served on the supervisory boards of TUI, ProSiebenSat.1 and Rothschild.