Chamath Palihapitiya

Chairman, Virgin Galactic and Founder & CEO
Social Capital

Chamath Palihapitiya Chairman, Virgin Galactic and Founder & CEO
Chamath Palihapitiya is Founder and CEO of Social Capital, whose mission is to advance humanity by solving the world’s hardest problems. Social Capital is a technology holding company that backs breakthrough companies in areas including healthcare, artificial intelligence, climate change and space. Before founding Social Capital, Chamath was a member of the senior executive team at Facebook and a key driver in making it one of the most important companies in the world. Prior to Facebook, Chamath held leadership positions at Mayfield Fund, AOL and Winamp. He was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Canada, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Chamath is also Owner and Director of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:55 PM – 5:35 PM

Executive Interview: Virgin Galactic & Social Capital

Some have said that Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, will "change your opinion on everything," often in a style that is both controversial and provocative but also brilliant. Also recently appointed chairman of Richard Branson's space-age venture Virgin Galactic, Chamath takes the stage with Brad Gerstner, founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital, in this exclusive one-on-one session.

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