Head of Applied AI, Google DeepMind
Mustafa was co-founder & Chief Product Officer of DeepMind Technologies, a leading AI company backed by Founders Fund, Li Ka-Shing, Elon Musk, and David Bonderman amongst others, which was bought by Google for $650m in 2014 in their largest European acquisition to date. He is now Head of Applied AI at Google DeepMind, responsible for integrating the company’s technology across a wide range of Google products. At 19 he dropped out of Oxford University to help set up a telephone counselling service, building it to become one of the largest mental health support services of its kind in the UK.
He then worked as a policy officer for the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone. Mustafa went on to help start Reos Partners, a boutique consultancy with eight offices across four continents specializing in designing and facilitating large scale multi-stakeholder ‘Change-Labs’ aimed at navigating complex problems. As a skilled negotiator and facilitator Mustafa has worked all over the world for a wide range of clients such as The UN, The Dutch Government and WWF.