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Mustafa Riffat

Mustafa is a Managing Director and Global Head of Communications, based in New York. He serves as the primary spokesperson for the firm, advising GIP’s senior leaders and business groups as well as companies across GIP’s global portfolio.

Prior to joining GIP, he was an Executive Vice President at Edelman, where he advised clients across all areas of communications, with extensive experience in corporate reputation, complex issues and crisis, capital markets, sustainability and profile-raising matters. He joined Edelman after seven years at the Brunswick Group. Previously, Mustafa was an investment banker at Citi and Nomura. He has a record of strategically positioning companies and their leaders to optimize their brand and relationships with key stakeholders including employees, investors, customers, governments and the media.

He received a BA with a major in Economics and concentration in Middle East and Asian Languages and Culture from Columbia University, as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Mustafa is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Economic Club of New York, a founding member of the next generation board of the Brookings Institution, a member of Chatham House and serves on the Young Leadership Council of Global Kids, a New York City based non-profit. He was selected as a “Next America Fellow” by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and was named a 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader by M&A Advisor.

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