Lila Ibrahim is Board Chair of Team4Tech, and the Chief Operating Officer of DeepMind.
Previously, Lila was Chief Operating Officer of Coursera. Lila joined Coursera as its first President in August 2013, bringing over 20 years experience in rapid technology and market growth, including more than a dozen years focused in education technology.
She spent 18 years at Intel, holding multiple impactful engineering and marketing positions, starting as a Pentium® microprocessor designer, to establishing DVD standards for PCs, and pioneering Intel’s developer program. In 2004, Lila was promoted to Chief of Staff for Intel’s CEO & Chairman. During that time Lila led the Digital Village Initiative, incorporating technology into developing communities worldwide to advance education, entrepreneurship, health and e-governance. After that, she rose to General Manager for the company’s education product sector (currently named the Education Platform Group) and oversaw design, development and business strategy in penetrating both emerging and developing markets. One of many successes included a national initiative with Portugal that resulted in distributing 400K PCs into classrooms and training 30K teachers in only one year.
In 2010, she joined renowned Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) as a partner leading operations and business development. Lila earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.
Her achievements have garnered international recognition, earning her honors including: Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum), Henry Crown Fellowship (Aspen Institute), “Women of Vision” (Anita Borg Institute), “2010’s Outstanding Electrical & Computer Engineer” (Purdue University).