Arjan Dijk (San Francisco, CA) is Google’s Vice President of Growth Marketing. Arjan’s passion is helping businesses, around the world, to get online, thrive and grow through the transformative power of digital technologies. His responsibilities at Google include marketing Google’s suite of ads product solutions to the 100M+ Small & Medium Businesses globally. Arjan also leads Media Strategy, Execution and ROI for all Paid Media across Google’s Marketing campaigns and a Mobile Growth Marketing Team dedicated to helping users discover, use and love Google’s Mobile Apps products.
Beyond his day job, Arjan is the Global Executive Sponsor of Google’s “Gayglers” LGBT Employee Resource Group. He supports numerous LGBT initiatives and is an active mentor to LGBT Googlers. In 2015 Arjan was proud to be part of the team that created “The story of Jacob and City Gym”, Google’s first campaign that features a pro-Transgender message.
Prior to joining Google in 2008, Arjan worked for 5 years at Capital One Europe heading up the Marketing function and serving as a member of their Executive Leadership Team. Arjan also worked at Unilever in ice cream and frozen foods. Arjan has a BBA degree (Nyenrode Business University), a MSc degree in Sociology (Vrije University Amsterdam) and an MBA from INSEAD.
Arjan relocated seven years ago from London to California. He currently lives with his black Labrador retriever Mickie in the Castro District of San Francisco.
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