About Us
About Us

About Us

Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests, while Places lets people discover the hidden gems of a city as recommended by the people that live there. Airbnb is people powered and the easiest way to earn a little extra income from extra space in a home or from sharing passions, interests and cities.


Brian Chesky

Co-founder, CEO, Head of Community

Joe Gebbia

Co-Founder & CPO

Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder, CSO, Chairman of Airbnb China

Belinda Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

Beth Axelrod

Vice President of Employee Experience

Rob Chesnut

General Counsel

Michael Curtis

VP of Engineering

Chris Lehane

Head of Global Policy

Alex Schleifer

Head of Design

Joseph Zadeh

Vice President of Trips

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