About Amit Paley

Amit Paley is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at the International Rescue Committee, one of the leading humanitarian and development organizations in the world, founded by Albert Einstein in 1933. He is also the CEO of the Epitosi Group; an advisor to start-ups, multinational companies, and non-profit organizations; and Chair of The Harvard Crimson’s Graduate Council, where he has been leading a $15 million campaign, the largest in the history of collegiate journalism.

Previously, Amit Paley was the CEO of The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ young people. Under his leadership, The Trevor Project dramatically expanded the number of LGBTQ young people served, launched a global expansion, and developed innovative technology tools leveraging AI and machine learning that were recognized as one of TIME magazine’s top 100 inventions of the year. The organization also transformed its TrevorSpace platform into the largest safe-space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, created a leading-edge research department, and operated the largest grassroots campaign in the world to end conversion therapy. Prior to Amit Paley’s work at The Trevor Project, he was an Associate Partner at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where his clients included Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations. Amit Paley served as a leader in the firm’s digital, health care, and non-profit practices as well as a leader of its LGBTQ group, where he oversaw McKinsey’s efforts on inclusion for transgender and nonbinary people.

Amit Paley worked at The Washington Post covering several high-profile beats, including as a foreign correspondent based in Iraq, where his work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and a financial investigative journalist. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. While studying for his MBA at Columbia Business School, Amit Paley held the role of Honor Board Chair.  He was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia Journalism School while getting his Master’s degree.

Today, Amit Paley is a sought-after expert on mental health, entrepreneurship, young people, and LGBTQ issues. His works have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN, Fortune, and various other media outlets. Amit Paley has served on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Steering Committee, the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the Board of the Center for Public Integrity. As Chair of the Graduate Council of The Harvard Crimson, Paley has overseen the organization’s financial aid program for over a decade. Amit Paley also taught as an adjunct professor at City University of New York and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and GLG Social Impact Fellow. Amit has been included in the 40 Under 40 lists for Fortune and Crain’s, OUT Magazine’s OUT100, NBC’s #Pride 50, and the Logo 30.