Meet our new Global Head of Business Development

Faisal GalariaThe Spotify family is getting bigger and we’re delighted to welcome Faisal Galaria as our new Global Head of Business Development. Faisal brings nearly 15 years of experience from consumer internet, media, regulatory and professional services to the role and we’re excited to have him join the team.

He joins us from the great travel site Kayak where he was Managing Director, International and responsible for launching the site in nine countries. Previously Faisal was General Manager of Jaman and before that Director for Europe at a little start-up called Skype. At Spotify, he will be helping us with international expansion, building partnerships and distribution. “I am passionate about building disruptive companies,” says Faisal. “Spotify is changing the way we all enjoy music and the old paradigms of music ownership. It’s going to be fun.”

Faisal is an ex-athlete (his words, not mine) and enjoys outdoor sports especially scuba diving. Back indoors he’s an avid film fan and particularly enjoys international and festival award winning films. Welcome aboard!