Rahul built San Francisco’s entrepreneurship-in-residence (EIR) program in collaboration with the White House to help address critical national issues such as healthcare, transportation, public safety, education, energy and infrastructure – with the overall goal to lower costs, increase revenue, enhance productivity and help save lives. Mayor Ed Lee was named one of Government Technology’s top 25 public-sector change agents and recognized the EIR program as a key innovative program. Rahul was named one of San Francisco’s top 40 under 40 in 2014 thanks to his work and leadership within the Office of Innovation.
RAHUL MEWAWALLA (2013-14) is a product, technology, digital and business leader with expertise across Fortune 500 and high-growth companies. He has extensive strategic and operational leadership experience across digital, product, technology, platforms, internet, software, telecommunications, financial services, media, retail and consumer companies such as Yahoo!, Nokia, NBCUniversal and General Electric Company. He has held leadership roles such as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President, Executive Vice President and numerous other senior executive, entrepreneurial and corporate board roles. He has served as Chairperson of a NASDAQ-listed company, CEO and President of technology companies, Corporate Board Director, Advisor to Stanford University's Persuasive Technology Lab, Cisco Systems’s EIR Advisory Board, and Committee Chair of the VC TaskForce SIG on Systems and Services. Rahul has received numerous awards and honors for technology, product, innovation and business successes including “Top 40 under 40” in San Francisco and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, VentureBeat, CNN, ABC News, FOX, CBS News and Forbes. He has also been involved with several philanthropic organizations including the Nobel Peace nominee SOS Children’s Villages USA where he served on the Board of Directors and the Yale-Goldman Sachs Foundation. Rahul earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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