Cristina Riesen

General Manager EMEA, Evernote

Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Evernote builds apps and products used by 100 million users worldwide. With some 400 employees and founded as late as 2007, fast-growing Evernote has become known for taking work place culture and benefits to new dimensions.

Cristina Riesen is currently heading up Evernote's EMEA operations. She started her career as a radio editor in 1996 at Pro Fm, the first private Romanian radio station. After graduating from summa cum laude Transilvania University in Brasov (BA English and French), she moved to Switzerland and continued her studies in public relations and corporate communications at the Swiss Public Relations Institute.

For five years she worked as a PR Manager at the GGPR agency in Bern, specializing in design and architecture. During this time she contributed to the media relations management of several international companies: Dornbracht, Alape, Vitra, Vitra Design Museum, Création Baumann, Designers' Saturday.

Cristina is a certified Reputation Institute Professional and graduated in November 2011 as an Executive Master of Science in Communications Management of the Università della Svizzera Italiana, one of the leading programs of its kind in the world.

In recent years Cristina have been completely immersed in the world of social media and digital communications and has been involved in several online community management, social media strategies and business development projects for the Volvo Group, Marvin Watches and Engagor.