Shweta Rajpal Kohli
Director & Head of Public Policy - India & South East Asia | Sequoia India
Shweta is Director & Head of Public Policy, Sequoia India & South East Asia.
Shweta works with government stakeholders to craft policies that help accelerate the growth momentum of the startup ecosystem in India & South East Asia. She also advises portfolio companies on managing regulatory risks and unlocking new levers of growth, and helps create partnerships that align the vision of founders and governments.
Prior to joining Sequoia, Shweta led government outreach and advocacy efforts for Salesforce and has also led a team of policy professionals at Uber across South Asia that engaged with policymakers on ridesharing regulations and digital payments. Before joining the world of policy, Shweta spent two decades as a business journalist and TV news anchor and was Group Business Editor of India’s leading broadcaster NDTV. Shweta is a Board Member of WE-Hub, an accelerator for women entrepreneurs set up by the Telangana Government.
Shweta has completed mid-career programs from Wharton Business School, INSEAD Business School and University of Westminster. She completed her Bachelors in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College, holds a Masters in Political Science from Delhi University, and has completed a distance learning MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.