As SVP, Global Head of Communications, Leyla Guilany-Lyard leads the communications teams across the Americas, EMEA and APAC at Tinder. She has more than 20 years of experience driving global consumer, brand and corporate communications, both at agencies and in-house for large multinationals, including Netflix, eBay and Philips. Prior to her current role, Leyla spent 2 years leading Tinder’s teams and communications efforts in EMEA, including 1 year as General Manager.
Leyla has a strong background supporting C-level executives and regional leaders, favouring close collaboration with cross-functional partners to protect brands through consistent positioning and messaging. Her 7 years with eBay offered extensive experience in the management of crises and sensitive issues. Since her work with Netflix, Leyla has also championed brand communications and social alignment to efficiently impact specific audiences.
Leyla grew up in France, with roots in Iran and the US, and has lived in many different cities across Europe. She speaks French, English, Farsi and Spanish, and has a Master’s in Global Communications. She is passionate about supporting the next generation of communication talents and working for brands like Tinder that have a meaningful mission.