Google appoints new managing director of cloud for UK and Ireland

Former OpenText executive Helen Kelisky taking on the role

Google has appointed a new managing director of its cloud business for the UK and Ireland, with former OpenText executive Helen Kelisky taking on the role.

Ms Kelisky has more than 30 years of experience in tech sales leadership, holding senior roles with OpenText, IBM and, more recently, at Salesforce, where she was responsible for establishing and leading the cloud sales organisation for the UK and Ireland.

Based in London, Ms Kelisky will lead Google Cloud’s business across Ireland and Britain, with overall responsibility for the company’s sales strategy and operations in the region.

In addition to her tech sales leadership experience Ms Kelisky sits on the board of directors for Women in Telecoms and Technology (WiTT), a non-profit networking group focused on education and enhancing women’s careers.


Her appointment was welcomed by Emea cloud president and recently appointed head of operations for Google Ireland, Adaire Fox-Martin.

“We are thrilled to have Helen join us as we accelerate the next stage of growth,” she said. “ She brings a wealth of experience with her to the Google Cloud family.”

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist