Yonca Brunini - Vice President, Marketing, Google
Yonca Brunini is Vice President of Marketing for Google in Europe, Middle East and Africa and global Emerging Markets. Her teams are spread across thirty countries, including some of EMEA’s hottest locations (literally!): Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Israel, Turkey, Dubai, Kenya, South Africa, Russia, Czech Republic. Yonca is also the Executive Sponsor of Google Zeitgeist in EMEA and a founding board member of the Google Cultural Institute.
Yonca has over 20 years of marketing experience across 3 companies- Unilever, Yahoo! and Google. She worked in marketing in Unilever for 10 years on brands like Persil and Lipton until 2002 when she left FMCG and joined the digital world.
Yonca is a Committee Member of the Prince’s Trust Women’s Leadership Group, founded by the Prince of Wales, which is dedicated to helping underprivileged young women bring their lives back on track. On a personal note, she lives in London with her Italian husband Giulio, and two daughters, Yesim and Asya who will, one day in the future, hopefully thank their parents for torturing them with three languages. Yonca is Turkish, with UK citizenship, where she has been residing for the past 15 years, having come to live in London “for 1 or 2 years”.