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Emily Nishi & Raj Kapoor

Lyft (Chief People Officer | Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Autonomous Business)

Emily Nishi and Raj Kapoor are helping to lead one of the world’s largest ridesharing companies, Lyft, during its historic year of going public.


As Lyft’s Chief People Officer, Emily Nishi leads Lyft’s People team, impacting every touchpoint of the employee experience and making sure Lyft is a diverse, welcoming, and exceptional place to work. Prior to joining Lyft, Emily headed up YouTube’s People Team and previously led People Operations for Google’s Sales and Operations teams. When she first joined Google in 2005, Emily established the company’s Global Diversity & Inclusion programs. Emily has seen Google grow from 3,500 to 70,000 people during her time there.


Tech industry veteran Rajil Kapoor serves on Lyft’s executive team as Chief Strategy Officer, where he focuses on company strategy, new growth opportunities, and Lyft’s autonomous business. Raj has an entrepreneurial track record of turning disruptive ideas into big businesses. In 1999, he Co-Founded and was CEO of Snapfish, the pioneer in online photo services, which amassed more than 100 million users and was acquired by HP in 2005. After Snapfish, Raj joined Mayfield Fund where he led Lyft’s Series A round of funding and served as a board member. Later, he co-founded and was CEO of Fitmob which combined with ClassPass to create the largest global fitness marketplace.