Alwin Mahler brings 20+ years working in the telco & internet markets since the liberalisation and development of these markets in Germany and Europe. He held different executive positions for international companies in Business Development, Regulation and Strategy. Before joining Google, he was VP Corporate Affairs & BD and a member of the executive board of Telefonica Germany, building up a broadband convergent network up to wholesaling more than a million lines. Alwin, who holds a PhD and an MBA, joined Google in September, 2008. As Managing Director, he currently has a regional European responsibility for Google’s global partnership business. In 2012-2013 he took on an assignment in the product area at Google’s Headquarters in the Silicon Valley, building up the local ads & commerce business.