Facebook, Director of Media Partnerships, Europe, Middle East & Africa

In his current role as Director of Media partnerships at Facebook, Patrick is responsible for leading content partnerships with media companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa across news, sports, and entertainment. He develops publishing and audience development strategies for products including Facebook video, Instant Articles, Instagram, 360-video and virtual reality.

Prior to his current role, Patrick was CEO of Rightster (now Brave Bison) a London-based multi-channel network. Formerly, he worked as Chief Content Officer at Base79 after serving 8 years with Google and YouTube as the Senior Director of Content Partnerships, where he was responsible for launching and managing YouTube in EMEA. Walker has also worked at RealNetworks, IMG, Intel and the BBC as a foreign news journalist in Japan and Southeast Asia. He began his career in media and technology as a TV producer and director with NHK in Tokyo, Japan.