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Vijaya Gadde Biography – Vijaya Gadde Wiki
Vijaya Gadde is an Indian-born American attorney and legal expert. She served as the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Twitter, Inc., leading its legal, public policy, trust and safety teams worldwide. Gadde joined Twitter in 2011. She served as Chief Legal Officer since February 2018 and as Secretary since August 2013. Previously, Gadde served as General Counsel from August 2013 to February 2018, as Head of Communications from July 2015 to August 2016 and as Director, Legal from July 2011 to August 2013.
In October 2022, Elon Musk reportedly fired the legal head from Twitter shortly after the Tesla CEO finalised the $44-billion acquisition of the influential social media platform.
Prior to joining Twitter, Gadde served as Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Corporate at Juniper Networks, Inc. from October 2010 to July 2011 and was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from October 2000 to April 2010.
Gadde is a co-founder of Hashtag Angels (#ANGELS), an investment collective focused on funding diverse and ambitious founders pursuing bold ideas. She co-founded #ANGELS alongside Jana Messerschmidt, Jessica Verrilli, Chloe Sladden, Katie Stanton and April Underwood.
Gadde serves on the board of trustees of New York University School of Law and the board of directors of Mercy Corps, a global non-governmental, humanitarian aid and development organization, that partners with communities, corporations, and governments. She also serves on the board of directors of Guardant Health and Planet. Gadde is a Director at Planet and serves on our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, which she chairs. She has served as a director of Guardant Health since January 2020.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Vijaya Gadde Age
Gadde was born in 1974 in Hyderabad, India. She moved to the United States with her parents when she was three years old and spent most of her childhood in Beaumont, Texas, and New Jersey. Her father worked as a chemical engineer and also as an insurance agent after he lost his job. The Gadde family later moved to the east coast, where Vijaya completed her high school in New Jersey.
Vijaya Gadde Husband
Is Vijaya Gadde married? She was previously married to fellow attorney Ramsey Homsany. Gadde filed for divorce in 2014 in what appears to be an amicable split without children, according to court records. It’s unclear whether she has since remarried.
Vijaya Gadde’s ex-husband Ramsey Homsany is the Co-founder and President of Octant, a therapeutics company building drugs that match the complexity of human diseases. He was previously the general counsel at Dropbox, where he had roles leading Dropbox’s legal, digital security, government affairs, human resources, and communications teams.
Homsany also was vice president and deputy general counsel at Google, where he managed Google’s commercial legal groups, as well as Google’s Latin America legal team. He also taught law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Homsany holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a J.D. from New York University.
Vijaya Gadde Child
Gadde is the mother of a young child who was born around 2017.
Vijaya Gadde Salary
As Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at Twitter, Vijaya Gadde earned a base salary of $600,000 during fiscal year 2021 that ended December 31, 2021. She earned a salary of $600,000 in 2020 and $573,077 in 2019.
Vijaya Gadde Net Worth
Former Twitter legal chief Vijaya Gadde’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. She earned $16,957,785 in total compensation in 2021, $7,344,261 in 2020 and $7,900,603 in 2019.
Vijaya Gadde Nationality
Gadde is of American nationality.
Vijaya Gadde Ethnicity
Gadde is of Asian ethnicity, particularly Indian heritage.