Lance G. Johnson is an executive, advisor and investor based in New York and San Francisco. Most recently, he was Head of Corporate Development and represented MIH Naspers (Tencent, mail.ru) in Silicon Valley where he focused on group M&A activities and building portfolio-company relationships in the United States. Prior to joining MIH, Lance was Global Head of Sales & Marketing for the combined Nokia Interactive Advertising/Navteq Media Solutions in New York City, where he was responsible for driving mobile advertising growth in the USA, Latam, Europe and Asia. Lance has also been a business consultant to Viacom and Amdocs, and continues to be an angel investor and adviser to start-ups in Europe and the United States.
Lance started his career at Yahoo, where he held a variety of senior roles in sales, business development and operations in Munich and London. He holds an honors degree in economics and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany in economics.