Social media firm Snap hires Google’s Irish MD as it makes €500m in cuts

Ronan Harris makes the move as the social media company announces plans to lay off a fifth of its employees in significant cost-saving exercise

Ronan Harris will take up one of three newly created posts at Snap, the social media company. Picture: Maura Hickey

Snap, the social media company, which last week announced a major restructuring, has poached Ronan Harris, Google’s managing director of Ireland and Britain, to lead its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The Irishman, who has been with Google for more than 17 years, is joining Snap as its president of EMEA next month. This is a new post within the company. Harris will report directly to Jerry Hunter, who was recently ...