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Two alums on Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list

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Two alums on Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list

Wayne Ting and Pali Bhat have been recognized for their revolutionary work in the mobility and social media fields, landing coveted spots on Fast Company's esteemed Most Creative People in Business list.

Pali Bhat (BOST, SLVY 04-04, 05-08)
Chief Product Officer, Reddit

How does an 18-year-old online social platform that serves 52 million daily users improve scalability and user experience, all while integrating AI solutions and protecting its intellectual property? These are the issues at the heart of Reddit’s first Chief Product Officer, Pali Bhat.

Hired away from Google in 2021, Pali is leading a simplification of Reddit’s 150,000 active communities, hundreds of millions of discussions, and billions of comments. This year, Reddit introduced search functionalities, helping new and power users cut through the noise to find the most relevant conversations. “When coming up with new products, you need to ensure that it solves a pain point or enables users to do something they weren’t able to do previously,” explained Pali in a recent interview for McKinsey Product Academy. “The goal is to create enduring value that stands the test of time.”

Before joining Google in 2016, Pali held product roles at SAP, Swingtide, and BowStreet Inc.

Wayne Ting (NYO 06-08)
CEO, Lime

Wayne Ting is reimagining mobility and dispelling profitability concerns of scooter rental companies. Operating in 280 cities worldwide, Lime’s electric scooter, e-bike, and moped rentals are proliferating rapidly, helping reduce traffic congestion and decreasing the carbon footprint of short-range commutes.

Since his elevation from Global Head of Operations and Strategy to CEO in 2020, Wayne has navigated the micromobility company from the depths of the pandemic downturn, reaching profitability for the first time in 2022 and a 90% win rate over competitors.

Before joining Lime in 2018, Wayne held roles at Uber and Bain Capital and served as a National Economic Council advisor in the Obama administration

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