Tekedra N. Mawakana is the Chief External Officer at Waymo, a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.
As CXO, Tekedra is responsible for leading Waymo’s commercial, operations, and external engagement teams. She oversees business strategy, corporate development, operations, global public policy, public affairs, marketing, communications, and corporate social responsibility. She sets the strategic vision for ensuring Waymo’s transformational technology is commercialized and widely adopted by consumers and the public.
Prior to Waymo, Tekedra led global teams at eBay, Yahoo, AOL and Startec Global Communications. She started her career at the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP and received her JD from Columbia Law School and her BA with honors from Trinity College.