- Head of Industry, Pinterest, UK
- Grand Jury
Kiessé is Head of Industry for CPG, Travel, Auto and Entertainment partnerships at Pinterest UK, which she joined in February 2020. In her current role, she is responsible for building and leading a team of high achievers to help marketers drive business growth on the platform. In parallel, Kiessé is also the Regional Lead for Blackboard EMEA, Pinterest's ERG for Black and Mixed race employees. Before joining Pinterest, Kiessé held various leadership roles in programmatic, paid search, social and brand safety within Omnicom Media Group UK, where she worked for 8 years. At Omnicom Media Group UK, Kiessé has been responsible for establishing operational excellence, driving commercial efficiency and pushing the standards for brand safety, fraud prevention and viewability. She also led strategy and planning for Programmatic and Paid Search across a vast portfolio of clients whilst building Omnicom's Programmatic Audio offering from the ground up. Prior to joining Omnicom, Kiessé worked at Google in Ireland, where she was responsible for providing strategic counsel to top tier clients across various verticals. Early in her career she worked in product marketing at Unilever and Société Générale in France. Kiessé studied British, American and Afro-American studies at the Université Grenoble Alpes, and also holds a Master’s of International Business from the Grenoble School of Business. Kiessé is married with 2 daughters (9 yo and 3 yo) and enjoys African fashion, traveling, reading, cooking with her husband, going out with her girlfriends, binging on Netflix and spending time doing lots of kids fun with her daughters.