Special Guest: Chief Executive Officer, WeWork Japan
Chris Hill is Chief Executive Officer of WeWork Japan, a subsidiary of WeWork Cos. In this role, Hill is responsible for establishing WeWork’s operations and community as well as growing the Company’s presence in Tokyo and beyond. Hill joined WeWork in 2010 shortly after its founding to serve as the Company’s first Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at WeWork, Hill has taken on many executive functions, which include serving as the Global Head of Community and Operations and, most recently, serving as the Global Chief Community Officer. In these roles, Hill has created, implemented, and scaled many of the processes, operational frameworks, and strategies that are used to run WeWork communities and create the highest level of member experience. Over the past two years, Hill has spent extensive time overseas successfully scaling the brand into foreign markets. An entrepreneur by background, Hill has more than 20 years of management and operations experience. Early in his career, Hill launched and grew a chain of small format grocery and provisions markets based in the Tri-State area of the United States. After successfully exiting this venture, Hill co-founded New York’s first distribution channel focused solely on organic food supply. Hill grew sales to more than $50 million during his time with the company. Hill earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Advertising & Brand Creation from The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, NY.