Raina Kumra Gardiner

Senior Fellow

Raina is a co-founder of Mavin, a mobile startup focused on affordable internet access. Gigato, Mavin’s 1st product is India’s first net neutral sponsored data platform and user engagement tool that benefits both end users and developers. And CEO of Juggernaut, an agency focused on digital, design & disruption through behavioral & brand strategy. She helps clients achieve the right balance between real life and digital culture hacking through targeted campaigns and special projects. Raina has worked with several of the world’s best brands and institutions including The Knight Foundation, ONE.org Microsoft, Burberry, Nike, Nokia, Levi’s, Unilever, Nestle, Avaya, IBM, Intel, Cantor Fitzgerald, Johnnie Walker, Match.com, ING Direct, ONE.org, Mentos, JWT, ABC Family, Disney, EA, ESPN, & Brand Jordan. She was once featured on the cover of Fast Company for possessing adaptability in her career and previously served as Co-Director of Innovation at the BBG, the world’s largest international media organization under the Obama Administration and served at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that Raina led the conversion of Wieden+Kennedy New York to a full-service digital agency in her role as Director of Digital Strategies & spent over a decade in digital advertising. She is also the co-founder of Mavin, a mobile startup focused on creating affordable internet access. Raina holds a B.S. in Film Production from Boston University, an M.A. in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU’s ITP program and an M.Des.S. in Design Studies for Digital Applications in Urban Planning and Architecture from Harvard University. She is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations.


I do lots of things that are relevant to you if you are a good person.

Me in Three

What are you currently obsessed with?

What was your dream job as a kid?

What’s your go to karaoke song?
Love Shack, and I really need it to be a duet, so I hope you are ready.

This pretty much sums up my existence