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Title: Board Member
Location: San Francisco, United States
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology, Investor
Shailesh is a former senior executive with Google and Twitter. Currently he is an Advisor to the CEO of JLL and a member of its Board of Directors. Shailesh is also an active angel investor supporting founders across Asia, Europe and the US. While at Twitter, he developed the company's international strategy, expanded its presence from 3 countries to 30+, and helped lead the growth of International Revenue from 2% to close to 40% of the total. Previously, at Google, he built three critical business units: Geo (Google Maps/Earth/Local Search), India, and YouTube and Display across Asia-Pacific. Shailesh scaled the Asia Pacific YouTube and Display business to $1Bn+. Over three years’ time, he scaled the Google India business 4x. His first role was to expand Google Maps and Google Earth internationally, growing sales 6x and acquiring 100k+ SMB advertisers. Early in his career he held product management and business development roles at Yodlee - a fintech startup and AOL. Shailesh earned a dual undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania: Economics from The Wharton School and History with Honors from the College of Arts & Sciences. He also earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He is @shaileshrao on Twitter