Mercy Corps Adds Twitter's Chief Legal Officer, Vijaya Gadde, to Board of Directors

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Gadde is Twitter’s Chief Legal Officer

Vijaya Gadde (Courtesy of Twitter)

I look forward to joining the Mercy Corps board to add to its mission of building a brighter future for those most in need of our help.

Mercy Corps is pleased to announce that Vijaya Gadde is joining the global organization’s board of directors.

Ms. Gadde currently serves as Twitter’s chief legal officer, overseeing the company’s legal, public policy, compliance, and trust and safety teams. In this role, Ms. Gadde helps protect Twitter users’ online safety and allows the platform to remain a vibrant forum for the discussion of information and ideas.

Before joining Twitter in 2011, Ms. Gadde was senior legal director for Juniper Networks and an associate at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

“As an organization whose primary goal is to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, we are thrilled to have someone of Vijaya’s experience and expertise to guide and support our work,” says Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps. “She brings a keen insight and bold leadership that will no doubt serve Mercy Corps well in the years ahead.”

Ms. Gadde is also a founding partner of #ANGELS, a San Francisco Bay Area-based investment collective that seeks to help more women attain senior positions with successful startup companies.

“As a leader in technology, lawyer, investor and mother, I am passionate about helping all people find a better path in life,” says Ms. Gadde. “I look forward to joining the Mercy Corps board to add to its mission of building a brighter future for those most in need of our help.”

Ms. Gadde was named among Fortune’s 2014 “40 under 40” list of the most influential young people in business.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a juris doctorate degree from the New York University School of Law.

Ms. Gadde will join the Mercy Corps board for its Nov. 1 meeting in Washington.

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