Mike Nelson : Power List 2014

Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Asia-Pacific, Google

Mike Nelson leads communications and public affairs for Google in Asia Pacific. Earlier, Nelson was director of communications for Apps and Enterprise at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, where for several years he managed all communications for Android, consumer and business applications, social products, as well as for Google’s largest event, Google I/O.

Before joining Google, Nelson was an independent consultant for technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Cisco, Deloitte & Touche, IDG Publishing, Logitech, Apple’s FileMaker, and venture capital firms, among others. Nelson has held senior positions at Novell, Pretty Good Privacy, as well as advertising and public relations firms in Northern California. Nelson began his business career at Bellcore (Bell Laboratories) in New Jersey after being a daily newspaper reporter in New York and Massachusetts.

Nelson holds both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He now lives in Tokyo.

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