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Selim J. Eddé

Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy Google Cloud Emerging Markets
Selim Eddé develops and leads public policy campaigns across the full range of policy
areas that impact Google and the web. Key issues include technology innovation,

economic development and intellectual property.

A passionate public policy leader, Selim is a thought leader on building innovation
programs with governments and has a particular expertise in digital transformation at a

country level, labor markets, entrepreneurship and job creation initiatives.

Selim advised governments in MENA and Africa as well as Latin America , providing
strategic programs and was previously the Vice President of Government Affairs at SAP,
setting strategy, devising and implementing plans in Government Relations at SAP
MENA. Formerly, Selim was the Country Development Officer at Cisco, and Senior

Regional Lead at Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

A frequent speaker at regional and international events, with appearances in the
specialised media, Selim graduated from Imperial College-London with a masters
degree in management sciences. He is married, has two adult children and lives in