Director - New Business Initiatives
Based in San Francisco, Dileepan leads Endeavor's efforts to build a Corporate Network - a new initiative designed to connect US-based companies with high-impact entrepreneurs and advisors in emerging markets across the globe. Endeavor seeks to assist these companies with international expansion through organic growth, strategic partnerships or acquisitions.
Dileepan recently graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School focusing on entrepreneurship and strategy in the technology sector. He worked with eBay on social media strategy as well as with venture capital firm Emergence Capital Partners on enterprise mobility in the e-commerce and retail sector. Prior to business school, he founded a startup consulting practice advising Fortune 50 consumer goods companies including PepsiCo and Unilever looking to growth markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Previously, Dileepan spent several years in Washington, DC and overseas with the National Democratic Institute counseling multilateral and bilateral institutions on political risk issues worldwide. Dileepan received his BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A native Californian, Dileepan recently returned home after more than a decade, having lived and worked in more than 40 countries on every continent.