Indian American Shyam Gidumal named new CEO of WeWork

WeWork, a space-as-a-service platform, has named Shyam Gidumal as its Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Gidumal will oversee operations for WeWork, reporting to CEO Sandeep Mathrani.

According to a WeWork press release, Gidumal has decades of experience as a CEO, president and advisor, with expertise in transforming companies to enable growth.

“Shyam has been an invaluable partner to me for many years during critical business inflection points, helping to focus operations and organizations including at Vornado, and repositioning companies for effective growth,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of WeWork.

Prior to joining WeWork, Gidumal was a partner/principal at EY, where he led the Retail and Consumer Products Market Segment. He built his career foundation as a partner of The Boston Consulting Group. He has served as an officer of both public and private companies, with on-the-ground international experience across Europe, Asia and Australia. 

Gidumal earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Columbia College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and previously was Chairman of the Board of FastForward LLC, a venture philanthropy aimed at developing medical treatments for Multiple Sclerosis. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

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