President and CEO, Motivate

Jay Walder is the president and CEO of Motivate. Motivate operates the largest bike share systems in the United States, including Divvy in Chicago, and powers over over 56,000 bike share bikes across 4 continents. Walder has more than thirty years of international experience in public transportation, including senior roles at three of the world’s largest transit systems. Most recently, he was the CEO of the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong, regarded as one of the world’s leading railway operators. He led the company to build on its success with a growing portfolio of rail and property related operations in the mainland of China, Europe, and Australia. Previously, Walder was the chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York and managing director of finance and planning at Transport for London (TfL). He served as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he lead the firm’s global infrastructure practice and was a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also served as a member of the executive board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and as a member of the executive committee of the American Public Transit Association. Walder holds a bachelor of science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, Harpur College, and a master in public policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.