Alexander M. Asseily Chairman/Co-founder of Jawbone & State

Alexander Asseily is the founder and Executive Chairman of London-based startup, State ( State is an opinion network for the world: a kind of global town square, where people can connect to each other through what they think, rather than who they know.

Prior to State Alexander was the founding CEO of Jawbone, the largest venture capital-backed consumer electronics company in the world, where he currently maintains the role of Chairman. Jawbone is the industry leader in mobile lifestyle products including the award winning ICON wireless headsets, JAMBOX speakers, and UP wellness solutions.

Alexander also serves as Chairman and Co-founder of Chiaro, a London-based personal wellness technology start-up, whose first product Elvie will be unveiled in November 2014.

Alexander grew-up in Beirut and London before receiving his BSc & MSc in Engineering Design at Stanford University. Alexander advises a number of startup technology companies and charitable organizations in the US and Europe.