Stephane Kasriel

Former CEO, Upwork

Role: Fellow

Site: CDL-Paris

Stream: Climate

Stephane, former CEO of Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), is a future of work visionary. He led the company’s product and engineering teams before ascending to become CEO, driving the company’s innovation and growth through its IPO in 2018 and as a public company CEO for the following 4 quarters.

Stephane has played key roles in organizations including the World Economic Forum and the California Governor’s Future of Work Commission, and had his commentary appear in outlets including Harvard Business Review, CNBC and Fortune. He is passionate about helping the company fulfill its mission of creating economic opportunity so people have better lives.

Prior to Upwork, Stephane was Global Head of PayPal Consumer Products, Global Head of PayPal Mobile Business Development and Managing Director of PayPal France, held leadership roles at pioneering companies including Fireclick, Work4, and Zong, and was a founder of Fireclick and iFeelGoods.

Stephane holds an MBA from INSEAD, Master’s from Stanford in Computer Science and a BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.