Belinda Johnson is the chief business affairs and legal officer for the home-sharing platform Airbnb, a post she's held since 2015. She was Airbnb's general counsel for four years, responsible for Airbnb’s regulatory efforts--a tough, sometimes controversial position as the company grew. Before that, she was Yahoo's deputy general counsel for more than a decade. As Airbnb's chief business affairs and legal officer, Johnson is helping to steer Airbnb's overall strategy and overseeing everything from public policy to communications to social initiatives and philanthropy. Johnson has been a key leader in Airbnb's growth from a small startup to a global hospitality brand. Johnson holds a BA and JD from the University of Texas, and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.