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Selina Kaing

Selina Kaing As the Head of Category, Management, Technology and Engineering Services as Google, Selina leads IT services and procurement related to hardware engineering globally. She joined Google as part of the strategic sourcing team handling the company’s multi-billion dollar spend base and has worked extensively in operations and supply chain across a variety of Fortune 500 companies including Disney, Nestlé, Gillette (now part of P&G), and Express (formerly Limited Brands).

The daughter of Cambodian refugees who fled the “killing fields” of the Khmer Rouge, her family was resettled in the U.S. and found eventual success running a small business in California’s nascent donut shop industry back in the 1980s. Profoundly influenced by her childhood experiences, Selina is passionate and committed to helping organizations across a variety of sectors scale and grow with an agile and entrepreneurial mindset. She is a startup growth advisor for operations strategy through her involvement with Google for Startups and CapitalG, and brings a wealth of leadership experience to diverse organizations focused on youth, diversity, and community enrichment.

She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Fencing Foundation and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation with prior board appointments at multiple non-profit organizations and state commissions focused on service and the arts. She has held various committee leadership roles aimed at developing organizational strategy and growing philanthropic giving efforts. She also serves as Vice President of the USA Fencing board of directors and is an active veteran fencer.

Selina is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop facilitator on topics related to operations strategy, women and leadership, negotiations, and project management. Her thought leadership and research has been presented at academic conferences and university level operations courses. She holds a BA from Harvard University and MBA from Oxford University.