Kish Rajan

Senior Advisor

Leading us to what's next

Kish Rajan has a 20-year track record of success in government and the private sector. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he began his public sector career on Capitol Hill as an aide to Senator Barbara Boxer and then later to Phil Angelides who went on to become California State Treasurer.

Kish then built a 14 year career in the private sector as a business development executive in mobile telecommunications technology managing vital business partnerships that created hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of shareholder value. During this time, Kish earned a J.D., started a family, and served a term on the Walnut Creek City Council becoming a Bay Area regional leader in economic development, transportation planning and advancing technology in government.

In 2012, Kish was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to lead the newly formed Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO Biz). His directive from Governor Brown was to enhance California’s job creation effort by promoting statewide economic development, improving the business climate, and fostering greater international trade. During Kish’s tenure at GO Biz, California grew substantially, once again becoming the worlds 7th largest economy.