Scott BeaumontPresident, Asia Pacific at Google
Scott has been with Google for over 11 years. Prior to his current role, he was the President of Google Greater China and Korea. He was formerly the Managing Director of Partnerships in Northern and Central Europe.
Scott joined Google from his own mobile software start-up, Refresh Mobile, which he founded in 2004. The start-up’s primary product was Mobizines, an award-winning downloadable app in the days before iPhone and Android made apps mainstream. It was good fun, but the timing was - unfortunately and ultimately - a little off!
Before that, Scott was Executive Vice President of Business Development for T-Mobile International, where he helped establish the T-Mobile Venture Fund and managed T-Mobile’s key international strategic relationships.
He spent the early years of his career as an Equity Analyst for Telecoms at HSBC James Capel, at a time that saw the advent of both the internet and mass-scale cellular technology. He remembers life before the internet and the mobile phone ….. unlike most of his colleagues!
He now lives in Singapore with his wife and two sons after six enjoyable years in Shanghai.