WeWork announces Shyam Gidumal as new COO

Incoming CEO calls his No. 2 an ‘invaluable partner to me for many years’

Feb.February 20, 2020 10:31 AM
WeWork COO Shyam Gidumal (Credit: Getty Images)

WeWork COO Shyam Gidumal (Credit: Getty Images)

Fresh off announcing its new CEO, WeWork has hired Shyam Gidumal as its chief operating officer.

Gidumal spent eight years working in consumer products and retail at Ernst & Young before departing in June 2019, according to his LinkedIn page. He began his career at Boston Consulting Group, where he made partner.

Sandeep Mathrani

Sandeep Mathrani

The announcement comes on the heels of WeWork hiring real-estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO. Mathrani, the former CEO of Brookfield Properties Retail, replaced two interim CEOs who had been in place following the dramatic exit of Adam Neumann in October 2019.

“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,” WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani said in a statement Thursday.

“Having him as a partner in managing our business that spans 37 countries will be a significant boon to our operations and executive team.”

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