Chainlink Labs, the organization building the blockchain industry’s leading oracle network, announced today that its new chief product officer is former director of product management for Google’s TensorFlow, Kemal El Moujahid.
While at Google, El Moujahid scaled TensorFlow into the world’s top open source machine learning platform boasting 300 million downloads. Previously, El Moujahid launched the Facebook Messenger platform, which 40 million businesses now use to interact with more than a billion consumers.
In an official statement, Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov praised El Moujahid as a key player in defining the machine learning industry. “I am excited to have him join Chainlink Labs to replicate that success in the blockchain industry,” Nazarov said.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Chainlink Labs at such a pivotal time in blockchain and oracle development,” said El Moujahid. “I believe that smart contracts are radically changing the world for the better and Chainlink is in a unique position to accelerate this by enabling millions of developers and builders to take this disruption to new heights.”
El Moujahid joins several new high-profile hires at Chainlink Labs, including former Diem Association chief technology officer Dr. Dahlia Malkhi and former LinkedIn VP Mike Derezin.
Chainlink Labs also recently expanded its roster of prominent advisors with the addition of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, as well as Stanford cryptographer Dan Boneh and Diem co-creator Christian Catalini, who serve as technical advisors for Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP).
Chainlink Labs is a remote-first global organization that has grown to hundreds of employees in over 34 countries in just a few years. In 2021, Chainlink Labs was ranked the top company hiring work-from-anywhere jobs – a growth trajectory that continues in 2022 with the release of critical web3 infrastructure including Chainlink Keepers smart contract automation service and CCIP’s global inter-blockchain communications standard that will enable a new tier of cross-chain smart contracts.