Former Chief Business Officer at Google X. Author of Solve for Happy.
Mo Gawdat is Former Chief Business Officer for X, previously Google’s X, a company dedicated to the technological innovation. In this company, Mo Gawdat worked in Project Loon focused on the use of high altitude hot-air balloons to provide affordable internet access to 5 billion people.
Mo has 23 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors, starting at IBM Egypt as a Systems Engineer before moving to a Sales Role in the government sector. In the United Arab Emirates, Mo joined NCR Abu Dhabi. He also became acquainted with the consumer goods industry as Regional Manager at BAT.
Later on, Mo would assume various roles at Microsoft for seven and a half years. During his last charge at Microsoft, he was the top leader in the Communications Sector across Emerging Markets worldwide. Finally, by 2007, Mo joined Google Company, where he was in charge of the business expansion in over 50 countries.
Mo Gawdat is currently focused on his greatest passion: Emerging Markets and all possible challenges they might represent. The role technology plays in the empowerment of disadvantaged communities has fascinated Mo Gawdat and has led his career to meet his passion.
In addition, MoGawdat is the author of the book Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy (2017), where, through his superior logic and problem solving skills to the issue of happiness, he proposes an algorithm based on an understanding of the way brains take in and process joy and sadness, therefore, solving for happy. Ever since Mo Gawdat proposed his equation, he has undertaken the task of sharing it with the world and helping as many people as possible become happier.
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