Amyn Thawer is the Head of Global Compliance & Integrity at LinkedIn Corporation, the world’s leading professional social network. He is responsible for strengthening a compliance function that can keep pace with the company’s rapid growth around the world, but also reflects the company’s start-up culture.
Prior to LinkedIn, Amyn served at eBay Inc. as the Business Ethics Officer for eBay’s stable of e-commerce and payments properties, including PayPal. Before coming in-house, Amyn worked as a corporate and securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and the Canadian law firm of Stikeman Elliott.
Amyn obtained joint Law and MBA degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and attended undergraduate school at the University of Ottawa, where he was a Parliamentary Page Program Scholar. He is a past recipient of the Attorneys Who Matter Honor from the Ethisphere Institute for exceptional contributions to the corporate compliance field.
Amyn was born in Nairobi, Kenya but grew up in Canada and France. Today, he resides in sunny Saratoga, CA, with his wife Roxanne and two boys, Kyan and Zack.