Shannon Ferguson - Managing Director, Yahoo! Music Europe

Shannon Ferguson joined Yahoo! Europe in December 1999 as Director, Entertainment and Media before becoming the Managing Director of Yahoo! Music, the leading online music destination in 2003. She is responsible for the growth and continued development of Yahoo! Music in Europe as a compelling music destination for consumers, marketers and record labels.

Yahoo! Music offers a comprehensive range of music content for free, including the largest selection of music videos online, internet radio, news, reviews and exclusive interviews. Every month, Yahoo! Music welcomes over 8 million users, streams over 60 million songs and 80 million videos across Europe.

On joining Yahoo!, Shannon brought with her a wealth of media experience having spent over 6 years at Sky Television in London where she launched and ran the £30m pay-per-view movie service Sky Box Office. Prior to working at Sky, Shannon had 4 years investment banking experience in New York and consultancy roles at music labels Motown Records and Capitol-EMI Music in Los Angeles.

Shannon graduated with honours from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Finance, and received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1993.