Paola Bonomo is a senior executive, advisor and angel investor with over 20 years experience. Paola serves as Global Marketing Services Director, Southern Europe at Facebook, which she joined in May 2015. In this role she is responsible for the company’s commercial results in France, Benelux, Italy and Iberia. Previously, Paola worked at Vodafone Italy for three years as Head of Online Services, Commercial Operations. In this role she was in charge of customer acquisition via online channels, as well as customer support via app, social channels, and the Vodafone site. She also served as Vice President, Online Business Unit at the Publishing division of Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s leading financial newspaper, where she was responsible for the turnaround of the newspaper’s digital presence. She spent four years at eBay International, first as Marketing and Advertising Director for Italy, and later in the European leadership team in Zurich as Senior Director, European Operations. For the first 12 years of her career, Paola worked at McKinsey & Company, where she served the top management of leading Italian and multinational companies on strategic positioning, growth, new markets, alliances and acquisitions.
Since 2009, Paola has been a member of Italian Angels for Growth, Italy’s most prominent angel group, where she focuses on screening investments and supporting entrepreneurs in the digital space. Paola serves a Director on the Boards of AXA Assicurazioni; of fintech startup MoneyFarm SIM ; and of a fashion company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, Piquadro. Paola’s current non-profit commitments are as President of the Stanford Club Italia, the local chapter of Stanford University alumni, and as a Board member at the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana. She is also a leading member of the alumnae network from the In the Boardoom corporate governance training program, organized by the Italian association Valore D.
Paola was featured in Inspiring Fifty: Europe 2015.