Rahul Mewawalla has held senior business leadership and entrepreneurial roles with Fortune 500 and high growth companies. He is senior advisor to San Francisco Mayor’s office of innovation.
Rahul’s strategic and operational experiences span business and P&L leadership, product and operations, sales and business development, strategy and M&A, and global growth. He has served as a senior leader with companies such as Nokia, NBC Universal/General Electric and Comcast, Yahoo! and Monitor Group.
Rahul worked across Nokia’s multi-billion businesses in connected devices, communications, commerce and services across the Americas, Europe and Asia. He also led global P&L and was the organizational leader for payments, consumer and enterprise financial services and was responsible for the product and solutions, services and operations divisions. Under his leadership, the businesses grew multifold across revenues, customers and distribution.
He also drove market expansion and growth as global head of strategic development across the operating units for smart devices, mobile services, tablet, marketplace, apps, social, location and commerce. Rahul established a global organization across New York, Silicon Valley, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. The businesses under his leadership were recognized with the 2012 Gold Award at Future Mobile Awards for their outstanding contribution and market impact.
Rahul was previously with NBC Universal/General Electric and Comcast with leading cable networks (CNBC, MSNBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, Chiller, Sleuth, Mun2, Universal HD), television (NBC, Telemundo), sports (Olympics, NFL), filmed entertainment (Universal Pictures, Focus Features), digital (Hulu and NBC) and affiliates (The Weather Channel, A&E, History and Lifetime). He advanced growth activities and business operations across the $20 billion operating units. He was also engaged on transformative efforts including the $37.5 billion landmark transaction with Comcast to bring together NBC Universal and Comcast’s assets and helped lead the operations integration for the NBCU-Comcast combination.
Prior to that, Rahul held leadership roles with Yahoo!, a global internet company with more than 500 million consumers worldwide. While at Monitor Ventures, he worked with entrepreneurial startups and portfolio companies across consumer and enterprise products and technologies, hardware, software and business services. In addition, he also served with Monitor Group where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and governments across consumer goods, technology, media, communications, healthcare and financial services industries.
Rahul has been a speaker and judge at business and technology institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Wharton, Yale, Duke, University of California and at leading events such as the Intel Capital CEO Summit, Red Herring CEO Conference as well as the Federal Labs Consortium World’s Best Technologies. He has also served as Advisor to Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab, Chair of the Venture Capital Task Force Committee on Services and Systems, and on the MIT-Stanford Venture Lab Planning Committee. Rahul holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.