Shailesh Rao is the Vice President International Operation of Twitter. Prior to this he was the Managing Director of Google India, at Gurgaon, near Delhi. Prior to this, he was a Director of local search for Google at its Mountain View headquarters  and Vice-President of Products at Yodlee before that. He was born to Nagaraj and Rama on 25 November 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Shailesh has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania with Honors, a BS from the Wharton School with a concentration in finance, and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management in 1999 and eventually joined Google in 2005. Prior to enrolling at Wharton, he worked for a firm named Strategic Planning Associates for four years.
- Google Names Shailesh Rao as Managing Director for Google's Business in India and Profile Google India, March 20, 2007.
- Shailesh Rao, Google’s director of local search. New York Times, August 30, 2006.
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