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E-Tourism Africa Summit Speakers

Luke Mckend – Google

LUKE200Luke Mckend joined Google South Africa as Country Manager on 1 November 2010. Originally from South Africa, Luke has been with Google since 2006, working as an Industry Head in Google’s London office. In the UK he was responsible for managing a wide variety of businesses across the classified, property, restaurant, education, dating and job sectors.

Prior to joining Google, Mckend was the Commercial Director of a startup tech company iGrasp which grew rapidly, being recognised as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK in 2005. He also worked with some of the UK’s largest brands defining their approach to digital media while he was at TMP Worldwide, at the time one of the UK’s largest recruitment advertising firms.

He finished his schooling at Fish Hoek High, and went on to complete his university education at Stellenbosch. He has returned to South Africa with his partner and 5 year old daughter.