Sanjay Chheda leads strategic business development for new ventures in the emerging “invention capital” space which Intellectual Ventures has pioneered.
Sanjay worked at Microsoft Corporation for 18 years in various capacities including product management, product planning, corporate development, and sales management. From 1999 to 2004, he was Managing Director in Microsoft’s Corporate Development Group with responsibility for acquisitions, strategic investments and new ventures. In his final position at Microsoft, Sanjay served as Regional Vice President of Microsoft’s Consumer & Online business for the Greater Asia Pacific Region. Before joining Microsoft, he worked in the investment banking group of Salomon Brothers Inc.
Sanjay serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. He holds a MBA from Stanford University, as well as a BSc in economics and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.