Rishi Jaitly

CEO, Times Bridge Charlottesville, Virginia Advisor | Prize

Rishi Jaitly is Founder/CEO of Times Bridge, the U.S.’s largest investments-and-partnerships firm bringing the world’s best ideas to India and Asia. The firm’s portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Girl Effect, Headspace, Houzz, Malaria No More, Smule, Uber, Wattpad, and others. Rishi is the former Vice President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa for Twitter. Earlier, he was the Managing Director of Twitter India, the Head of Public/Private Partnerships for Google/YouTube India, a speechwriter for Google CEO Eric Schmidt and a Director of the Knight Foundation in Detroit and College Summit in Washington, D.C.

Rishi is also the co-founder of Michigan Corps (an online service platform for Michiganders everywhere), Kiva Detroit (America’s first peer-to-peer microlending initiative) and the BMe Community (now America’s largest digital storytelling/leadership network by/for black males who lead in their hometowns). He is a former Trustee of Princeton University, a former Commissioner of Higher Education in New Jersey, a member of the Princeton Technology Advisory Council and a Board Member of Princeton AlumniCorps, the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area and Virginia Humanities. Rishi, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Certificate in American Studies from Princeton University, lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rsjaitly/