Ben McOwen Wilson

Director Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ben is the Director of Partnerships for YouTube where he leads the development of content and business strategy across Northern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.  His remit includes working with some of YouTube's largest global news, sports and traditional media partners as well as many of the platform's most-recognised endemic creators -  YouTubers.  Ben has led YouTube’s growth in various roles in EMEA for 6 years.

Prior to starting with YouTube, Ben was a Management Board Director at ITV Plc - the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster - for six years, where he oversaw the launch and growth of ITV’s digital and new media businesses. During his tenure, he co-created, launched and was Chairman of Project Kangaroo - the proposed VoD joint venture between BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

Previously a Partner in a strategy consulting firm, Ben has over twenty years experience in the field of media, entertainment, telecommunications and the internet.  He has lived and worked on five continents.  Ben is married with two children.

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