Shailesh has recently been appointed as the VP, International Revenue for Twitter responsible for leading Twitter''''s efforts outside of the US. Shailesh Rao was a senior executive at Google for 7 years successfully building 3 businesses in his tenure: Google''''s Local Search business globally (Google Maps, Google Earth, and local search on Google.com), Google India, and Display advertising across Asia Pacific (Doubleclick, YouTube, and Mobile). He left Google as Vice President - Media & Platforms across Asia Pacific. He helped lead the expansion of Google Maps and Earth from the US to all other countries around the world. He led the growth of Google India''''s business 5x in 3.5 years establishing all major Google products as #1 in the market in his tenure. He was selected as one of India''''s 50 most powerful by Businessweek in 2009 and as Internet Professional of the Year in 2011. He led Google''''s Display business in Asia Pacific to be the fastest growing business for Google globally establishing YouTube as a major media platform through innovative programs such as the IPL on YouTube in 2010.
Prior to Google, he was an executive at Yodlee, a Sequoia funded start up in Silicon Valley and was at AOL prior to that. He started his career as a strategy consultant at Strategic Planning Associates. Shailesh has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania with honors, a BS from The Wharton School, and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management.