Sanjay Gehani



On November 6, 2018, Sanjay Gehani was elected to serve a four-year term on the City Council.

Sanjay ran on a platform that focused on taking a break from new housing developments, working locally and regionally on traffic solutions, improving our relationship with our elementary school district, driving a conservative fiscal approach towards our budget, and a commitment to creating a community centric environment for residents and businesses. With a dedication to civility, respect, and collaboration, Sanjay won 14 out of 15 precincts and earned the most votes of any candidate in the history of Foster City Council elections.

Sanjay is a Managing Partner and Chief Marketing Officer for Building Kidz Worldwide, a top 100 Emerging Franchisor in America, headquartered in Foster City. Building Kidz enables Franchisees to own and operate pre-schools across America and in India. In his role, Sanjay is dedicated to enhancing early childhood education for our children, creating jobs for hard working teachers, and supporting Franchisees along their journey towards financial independence. His experiences in working with cities within the Bay Area and across our country is directly transferrable to helping Foster City drive a collaborative relationship within our region.

Prior to Building Kidz, Sanjay had a successful 15 year career at Xilinx, Inc., a global leader in reprogrammable platforms, and held Senior Management positions in engineering, operations, sales, marketing, and partnerships. His global responsibilities enabled him to develop a strong sense of execution with a keen understanding of different cultures and business environments.

As an All-League athlete in multiple sports at Burlingame High School and an athlete in college, Sanjay learned about the importance of leadership and teamwork from a very young age. Today, he sits on the Board of Foster City Little League and also coaches Foster City children on the Little League and AYSO.

Sanjay has a degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA in Marketing and Leading Organizations from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He and his wife, Sweetu, are proud to raise their son, Veer, in Foster City, where he and his sister were also raised.

Sanjay is deeply committed to representing the best of who we are – an amazing community with tremendous potential – while preserving our values for generations to come.

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