Session Information

Wednesday, May 18th, 11:30am–12:10pm

TRACK 2: Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy

Peer-to-Peer Models Disrupting Commerce

Yacob Girma
General Manager, Las Vegas, Lyft
Yacob joined Lyft in Las Vegas as General Manager when it launched in late 2015. Prior to Lyft, he was head of Strategy for Las Vegas Sands, where his team was responsible for leading the strategic initiatives of the organization. Previously, he served a diverse set of clients at Mckinsey & Co and Merrill Lynch both based in New York. Yacob cut his teeth in tech entrepreneurship back in 2005 when he founded and successfully exited VuShare, which developed cutting-edge video gaming accessories.

Yacob has lived in 4 continents and visited 6. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.