Mustafa Riffat

Mustafa Riffat

Mustafa is Executive Vice President in Edelman’s Financial Communications & Capital Markets group. He advises clients across all areas of communications, with extensive experience in complex reputational, crisis, cross-border M&A, capital markets and profile-raising matters. He has a record of strategically positioning companies and their leaders to optimize their relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, investors, employees, and the media.

He joined Edelman after seven years at the Brunswick Group. Previously, Mustafa was an investment banker in Fixed Income Sales at Nomura. Prior to this, he worked as a Debt Capital Markets banker within Citi’s Investment Banking Division. 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.

He has worked on major cross-border and domestic transactions including Alibaba Group’s $25 billion IPO, Saudi Aramco’s $29.4 billion IPO, Dell and Silver Lake’s $67 billion combination with EMC and Actavis’ $70.5 billion acquisition of Allergan. He has also advised global companies including Barclays, BNP Paribas, Fidelity, General Electric and Silver Lake, in addition to counseling on other event-driven engagements.