Head of Communications
Adi Raval is Head of Communications at Shield AI. He has spent the past two decades serving as a senior spokesperson for C-Suite level officials, as a diplomat for the US Government, as the communications director for major White House initiatives, and as a journalist for two well-respected news organizations.
Prior to joining Shield AI, Adi was Head of Communications for TaskRabbit. He also worked as the global corporate head of media relations at Bechtel Corporation, one of the largest engineering and construction firms in the world. Prior to transitioning to the private sector, Adi spent several years working for the US Government, including serving as the communications director for President Obama’s “Power Africa” initiative, a unique public-private partnership between the US Government and over 100 companies created in order to increase cleaner electricity access throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Adi began his career for the US Government as a diplomat for the State Department based in southern Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan, Adi was recognized for his achievements, receiving both the State Department’s meritorious honor and expeditionary service awards.
Prior to his time in the US Government, Adi spent 12 years as a journalist with the BBC and ABC News, including as the bureau chief in Iraq for the BBC. He was also in charge of the BBC’s White House coverage for several years. Adi was also part of the Center for New American Security’s Next Generation National Security Leaders Program.
Adi earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University SAIS in international public policy and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.