Amit Paley

Entrepreneur in Residence, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Amit Paley is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the International Rescue Committee, the global humanitarian organization that provides aid and development in 40 war-affected countries. He previously served as CEO of The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ young people. Under Amit Paley’s leadership, The Trevor Project expanded the number of youth served more than ten-fold, launched a global expansion, and developed innovative technology tools leveraging AI and machine learning that were recognized as one of TIME magazine’s top 100 inventions of the year. Amit was also an Associate Partner at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where his clients included Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations. Amit Paley started his career as a reporter at The Washington Post covering several high-profile beats, including as a foreign correspondent based in Iraq, where his work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and a financial investigative journalist.

Amit is a sought-after speaker who has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, and CNN. He has been an adjunct professor at City University of New York and served on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Steering Committee, the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Board of the Center for Public Integrity, and Chair of the Graduate Council of The Harvard Crimson. Amit Paley graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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