Mann - Erika
Erika Mann joined Facebook's Global Public Policy Team in October 2011. She heads the company’s new office in Brussels and is the lead spokesperson on EU affairs.
Prior to joining Facebook, between December 2009 and October 2011, Erika was Executive Vice President for the Computer & Communications Industry Association in Brussels. She joined the board of ICANN in December 2010, and is also a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, Washington, a Trustee of Friends of Europe and the Vice President of the Advisory Board of the European Policy Centre.
Erika was a member of the Transatlantic Task Force on Trade, created in 2011 by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).
She was a Member of the European Parliament between 1994 and 2009. As an MEP, she concentrated on trade, research, ICT and transatlantic relations, and was a founder of the European Internet Foundation, which she chaired until summer 2009.
Erika has a degree in social science from the University of Hannover, Germany. She is a lecturer and author of numerous publications on trade, research, transatlantic relations, and technology.