Joanna Shields

Chief Executive Officer

Joanna joined BenevolentAI as CEO in 2018 and has accelerated its transformation from a startup to the clinical-stage, AI-enabled drug discovery company. She has a passion for creating responsible technology that benefits humanity, and has spent her professional life building companies, products and platforms that have transformed markets and reshaped industries. She has spent over three decades leading some of the world's best known technology companies, including Facebook, Bebo/Aol and Google. Prior to joining BenevolentAI, Joanna served in the UK Government as Under Secretary of State and Minister for Internet Safety & Security, Digital Economy Adviser, UK Ambassador for Digital Industries and Chair/CEO of TechCityUK. Joanna is the founder of the WeProtect Global Alliance, serves as the Co-Chair of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) and is a Life Peer of the House of Lords.