As CEO of freelancing website Upwork, Stephane Kasriel drives the company’s vision of connecting businesses with talent faster than ever. Upwork connects 15 million freelancers to more than 5 million companies across more than 180 countries. Kasriel came to the company in 2012 as senior VP of engineering. In 2015, after he was named CEO, he led the company’s rebranding from Elance-oDesk. He also co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work. Kasriel’s expertise in the future of work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg Review. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MS from Stanford and a BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.