In his previous roles at Google, he also led's philanthropy across Asia Pacific as well as Google for Startups efforts to enable access to the tech ecosystem for diverse and underrepresented entrepreneurs and social innovators.

Prior to Google he was a Senior Director at Twitter responsible for user growth across many European and Emerging Markets, spent 8 years in journalism and social innovation at Axel Springer, as well as failing to be a successful entrepreneur.

Rowan serves on a number of advisory boards, including the nonprofit startup leadership network and as a trustee of the Trialogue Educational Trust and Club of Three. He is also a Fellow of the Bertelsmann German Israeli Young Leaders initiative.

He holds an MA in History from Oriel College, Oxford. With family roots in eight countries, including Ukraine, he lives with his wife and three children in Berlin.