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Amol Naik

Amol Naik
Chief Resilience Officer
City of Atlanta

Biography

Amol S. Naik is the City of Atlanta’s Chief Resilience Officer. Amol is a Cabinet member and direct report of Mayor Bottoms, with responsibilities on a broad portfolio of issues ranging from Atlanta’s efforts on sustainability to equity to smart cities technology. In this capacity, he leads the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, partnering with 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, to make progress towards the Bottoms Administration’s established goals of becoming more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges Atlanta faces as a city.

Previously, Amol held a number of senior roles at Alphabet, including leading External Affairs for Google Fiber, government relations for Google in the Southeastern US and as a member of the Global Ethics & Compliance team. Most recently, Amol was a Director at MailChimp, and he started his career practicing law at an international law firm, focusing on government affairs, complex litigation and political/election law.

In addition, Amol has deep civic and political roots in Georgia. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Regional Commission and Fulton County/Atlanta Land Bank Authority, as well as on the Emory University Board of Visitors and as an Adjunct Professor at the Emory University School of Law. He is a member of the 2018 Leadership Georgia class.

Amol has extensive international experience, including in Europe as a recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, and in Asia and South America as an American Council of Young Political Leaders honoree. Additionally, he resided in Accra, Ghana for a Google leadership development program.

Amol is a graduate of L.E.A.D. Atlanta, was named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40” and a Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” a listing of Georgia’s top 10 lawyers under the age of 40. Amol holds a BA in History from the University of North Carolina and JD from the Emory University School of Law.