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Kausik Rajgopal

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EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Kausik Rajgopal is PayPal’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for global workforce planning, talent acquisition and evaluation, compensation, benefits, learning, and development, as well as culture, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to joining PayPal, he spent nearly 15 years with McKinsey & Company leading the development of high-performing HR functions for global companies across industries and sectors. Most recently, he served as the firm’s co-Managing Partner for the United States office where he was responsible for HR-related priorities and initiatives. Kausik also helped advance and scale McKinsey’s fintech efforts in his time with the firm. He co-founded the Digital Payments Practice in 2005, led the firm’s global Payments Practice for five years, and served as McKinsey’s global Fintech co-lead.

He serves as Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the Bay Area Council and is on the Leadership Council of California Forward. He was previously a board member for the World Affairs Council, the San Francisco Symphony and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

Kausik earned his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and now serves as Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Political Science and Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

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