Priya Bery

Title
Chief of Staff
Company
TOMS
Bio
As Chief of Staff Priya is leading an innovation and social entrepreneurship platform with Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie. Previously, Priya was Vice President of Global Partnerships on the Giving team where she managed the regional giving strategy through a network of over 100 partners across 60 countries. During this time she doubled the impact of TOMS giving - upholding TOMS commitment to give millions of shoes to children in need. Prior to TOMS, Priya led Richard Branson’s advocacy and philanthropy agenda as Virgin Unite’s Director of Public Affairs & Partnerships. She built a global community of entrepreneurs and catalyzed partnerships to support Virgin Unite’s leadership initiatives like The Elders, B-Team and Carbon War Room as well as their signature social investments. Over the past 15 years Priya’s dedicated her work to merging the sectors and making business a force for good. In 2001 she started of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS with the late Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, and has launched grassroots and diplomatic initiatives across Asia and Africa. She also had the lucky chance to serve her home state while working for U.S. Senator Carl Levin during the Clinton Administration. A Michigan native and Wolverine at heart, Priya now lives in Los Angeles.