Ben McOwen Wilson is the Director of Partnerships for YouTube where he leads the development of content and business strategy across Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
His remit includes working with some of YouTube's largest global sports and traditional media partners as well as many of the platform's most-recognised endemic creators - the YouTubers. McOwen Wilson has led YouTube’s growth in various roles in EMEA for 6 years.
Prior to starting with YouTube, McOwen Wilson was a Management Board Director at ITV Plc - the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster - for six years, where he oversaw the launch and growth of ITV’s digital and new media businesses. During his tenure, he co-created, launched and was Chairman of Project Kangaroo - the proposed VoD joint venture between BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.
Previously a Partner in a strategy consulting firm, McOwen Wilson has over 21 years experience in the field of media, entertainment, telecommunications and the internet.