Ramsey Homsany Biography – Ramsey Homsany Wiki
Ramsey Homsany is the Co-Founder and President of Octant Bio, a therapeutics company building drugs that match the complexity of human diseases using “synthetic biology, high throughput multiplexed assays, synthetic chemistry, and computation to engineer and interrogate drugs, proteins, and signaling pathways”. He co-founded Octant in June 2017.
Before Octant, Homsany was an executive at Dropbox, where he had roles leading Dropbox’s communications, public policy & government affairs, human resources, legal, and trust & security teams. During that time Dropbox raised $1+ billion in capital, grew to more than 500 million users, and was the fastest SAAS company in history to reach $1 billion in revenue run rate.
Prior to Dropbox, Homsany was a Vice President at Google, where he managed Google’s commercial legal groups and negotiated some of the internet industry’s largest partnerships.
Before that, Homsany was a technology attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has also done pro bono work representing indigent clients seeking political asylum. He received a B.S. in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University and a J.D. from NYU.
Homsany is a Board member at the Rutgers College of Engineering, and Represent.us, a grassroots political reform organization.
Homsany grew up in Athens, Greece and Sparta, NJ. He enjoys hiking, camping, cooking over fire, punk music, and wandering through neighborhood art galleries.
Ramsey Homsany Age
He was born Ramsey Patrick Homsany on July 4, 1975, in Beirut, Lebanon, to an Egyptian father and a Lebanese mother.
Ramsey Homsany Wife
Is Ramsey Homsany married? He is married to Vijaya Gadde, who is a former chief legal officer of Twitter. Homsany met his wife when they were both attending NYU Law School. After graduating from NYU Law School, Homsany and Gadde had early stints as associates at the same powerhouse Silicon Valley law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She also grew up in New Jersey. She was born in India and spent her first years in Texas. Her father is an engineer.
Homsany and Vijaya Gadde were married in Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Melkite Catholic Church, the same place Gadde’s parents had married after immigrating to the US.
“The first time I went into the rectory to meet the priest, I was not sure how he’d react to the fact that I was marrying a Hindu woman. And to my surprise, behind the priest’s desk, there was a huge statue of Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. Shiva the destroyer, and creator of all things. It was one of the strangest experiences of my life. So many life threads coming together in one place. It turns out the priest had worked with Mother Teresa in India,” Ramsey Homsany said in a previous interview.
Ramsey Homsany Family
Ramsey Homsany was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to an Egyptian father and a Lebanese mother. His father grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, a center of Mediterranean culture, learning and religion. But, because of wars and work, he left Egypt to come to America. And on that journey, he ended up in even more turbulent place – Beirut, Lebanon, where he met his wife. Homsany’s mother’s family are Canaanites – heirs to yet another Middle Eastern heritage. From Beirut, the Homsany family moved to Athens and then moved to Sparta, New Jersey.
Homsany’s father’s first jobs in America was in a medical lab. He was offered a full scholarship to medical school, but he turned it down. He wanted to be an Engineer. His first job was as a uranium buyer for the Three Mile Island power plant in Pennsylvania.
Ramsey Homsany Children
Homsany is the father of two young children.
Ramsey Homsany Net Worth
Octant Bio Co-Founder Ramsey Homsany’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Ramsey Homsany Nationality
Homsany is of American nationality.
Ramsey Homsany Ethnicity
Homsany is of mixed ethnicity; African and Asian.