Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat

Former Chief Business Officer

Google X

Mohammad "Mo" Gawdat is the Former Chief Business Officer for Google X, an entrepreneur, and the author of the book Solve for Happy. He joined Google in 2007 to start its business in Emerging Markets. Over a period of 6 years, he started close to half of Google’s operations worldwide. In 2013 he moved to Google’s innovation arm, Google X, where he led the business strategy, planning, sales, business development, and partnerships. The business team under Mo’s leadership has designed innovative business models analogous to the disruptive technologies X creates and has created deep partnerships and global deals that enabled X to thrive and build products fit for the real world. Alongside his career, Mo remained a serial entrepreneur who has cofounded more than 20 businesses in fields such as health and fitness, food and beverage and real estate. He served as a board member in several technology, health and fitness and consumer goods companies as well as several government technology and innovation boards in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He mentors tens of start-ups at any point in time.

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