Co-Founder and CEO, Airbnb
Brian Chesky is co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. He drives the company’s vision, strategy, and growth as it provides interesting and unique ways for people to travel. Chesky and Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia, who met at the Rhode Island School of Design, started the company in 2007 as a way to make money on their San Francisco apartment when the city’s hotels were booked. Under Chesky’s leadership, Airbnb stands at the forefront of the sharing economy and has expanded to over 600,000 listings in 192 countries. Chesky was named one of Business Week’s Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs in 2009.