David Risher

CEO & Director at Lyft

Mr. Risher has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2021 and was named CEO in April 2023. Previously, Mr. Risher co-founded Worldreader, a non-profit organization, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since November 2009 and as Board President since March 2010. Prior to Worldreader, Mr. Risher served as Senior Vice President, US Retail at Amazon.com, Inc. an e-commerce company. Prior to joining Amazon, he served as a General Manager at Microsoft Corporation, a software company. Mr. Risher currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of privately-held and non-profit companies. Mr. Risher holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an honorary Ph.D. from Wilson College.


San Francisco, United States


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  • CEO & Director

    April 17, 2023 - present

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