Nathan Blecharczyk is the co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China. He plays a leading role in driving key strategic initiatives across the global business. Previously he oversaw the creation of Airbnb’s engineering, data science, and performance marketing teams. Nathan became an entrepreneur in his youth, running a business while he was in high school that sold to clients in more than 20 countries. He earned a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and held several engineering positions before co-founding Airbnb. As a guest, he has stayed in hundreds of homes using Airbnb and he is also a host in San Francisco, where he lives with his family.