WeWork has named Shyam Gidumal as chief operating officer, effective immediately. He will oversee operations for WeWork, reporting to recently appointed CEO Sandeep Mathrani.
“Shyam has been an invaluable partner to me for many years during critical business inflection points, helping to focus operations and organizations including at Vornado, and repositioning companies for effective growth,” Mathrani said. “Having him as a partner in managing our business that spans 37 countries will be a significant boon to our operations and executive team. We look forward to continuing to add to the WeWork senior leadership team.”
Gidumal has served as an officer of both public and private companies, with on-the-ground international experience across Europe, Asia and Australia. Most recently, he was a partner/principal at EY, where he led the Retail and Consumer Products market segment. He built his career foundation as a partner of The Boston Consulting Group.
“I’ve spent my entire career managing or advising companies, often through key transformational endeavors, to help position them for long-term success,” said Gidumal. “Whether it was helping to found Fresh Direct, launching Gemini Industries on its growth trajectory, or reinvigorating enterprises such as Acterna or Worldcom, my role has been to constructively manage businesses for long-term success and sustainability. I am thrilled to join WeWork in its exciting next chapter, working across all levels of the business on our path to profitable growth.”
Gidumal earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Columbia College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and previously was chairman of the board of FastForward LLC, a venture philanthropy aimed at developing medical treatments for multiple sclerosis. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).