KPMG and L.E.K. alumnus to lead Google in Australia & New Zealand

26 May 2016 2 min. read
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Jason Pellegrino has been named as Google Australia and New Zealand’s new Managing Director. Pellegrino served at management consultancies KPMG and L.E.K. Consulting before joining Google in 2007.

Jason Pellegrino started his career in 1994 with KPMG where he first worked in the firm’s Audit practice and later on moved to the firm’s Transaction Services unit. After having spent six years with the Big Four firm in Australia, Pellegrino moved to London where he worked with PepsiCo’s Corporate Finance team.

Between 2002 and 2004 completed an MBA programme at London Business School, upon graduation, he joined international management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting. At L.E.K., Pellegrino advised an array of clients in the retail, consumer products, technology and media industries on areas of acquisitions, commercial due diligence and corporate strategy.

KPMG and L.E.K. alumnus to lead Google in Australia & New Zealand

Following a two year stint with Dakota Corporation, Pellegrino joined Google in January 2007, and has since remained with the digital powerhouse. Over the past eight years he held a range of leadership positions with a main focus on sales, including Sales Director Australia and Head of Sales Operations & Strategy for Google’s Australia & New Zealand operations. Since early 2014, Pellegrino has been responsible for Google’s business strategy and commercial capabilities across the Asia Pacific region.

In his new role Pellegrino, who lives in Sydney with his four children, is tasked with further growing the company’s already impressive digital footprint. He will succeed Maile Carnegie, who left the company earlier this year to join ANZ as the Head of Digital.

Pellegrino holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Wollongong and a Master in Business Administration which he graduated with distinction from The London Business School. Pellegrino served as President of the Student Association and as a member of the The London Business School’s Board of Governors.