Prior to joining TPG as a Senior Advisor, Rao spent four years leading international operations at Twitter. During that time, Rao helped the company significantly expand its presence, revenue, and user-base beyond the US to Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East/North Africa. Prior to joining Twitter, Rao spent over seven years at Google as a Vice President, leading YouTube in Asia. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director for Google India.
“I am looking forward to joining a world class team and to accelerating the great work they have done to date,” said Rao. “Leveraging my operating experience from Google and Twitter, I see tremendous opportunity to work with Founders and business leaders to scale their businesses across and beyond Asia.”
In his role leading TPG’s growth and impact investing platforms in the region, Rao will work closely with Puneet Bhatia and Ganen Sarvananthan—who continue to serve as co-managing partners of TPG Capital Asia—to provide leadership to TPG’s growing activities in the region.
Shailesh will join the Boards of BookMyShow and Fourth Energy Partners upon joining the firm.