Chief Exectuive Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Angie French leads the European, Middle Eastern and African region for Lightspeed, the leading digital data collection specialist on a mission to help clients discover truth through data.. As Chief Executive Officer, Angie is responsible for delivering strong direction to ensure growth across the markets by formulating and actioning on a bold and creative strategy. Angie brings with her a wealth of experience spanning sales, account management, consultancy, and business development for major tech companies including Xaxis, Microsoft and Xerox.
Angie joined Lightspeed from Xaxis where she built the Xaxis Pan Regional business, and as Vice President, Client and Agency Engagement was responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with teams at partner agencies within GroupM, and their clients throughout EMEA. Prior to joining Xaxis, she was Account Director Multinational at Microsoft, responsible for growing its multinational client business, with a specific focus on programmatic buying offerings. Other highlights within her 13-year Microsoft career included senior sales roles for MSN UK and managing the global strategic relationship for support with Reuters, a key global client. Her career has involved extensive experience working with emerging technologies such as gaming, programmatic, and mobile.
Angie has a BSc Engineering Business Development degree, as well as being an MCSE level qualified software engineer – technology is in her DNA.