George Goldsmith is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of COMPASS Pathways – a health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health and wellbeing. COMPASS is developing psilocybin therapy through late-stage clinical trials in the EU and US for patients with treatment-resistant depression. George's early training and experience was a multi-disciplinary blending of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and computer science. His first company, The Human Interface Group – a pioneer in collaborative software – was acquired by Lotus Development. George led the Lotus Institute and created software and services to support high-performance, distributed teamwork. George then created TomorrowLab, which provided strategic guidance to internet businesses in the late 1990s. At the same time, he became a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company’s leadership. He eventually joined McKinsey as CEO of TomorrowLab@McKinsey. Subsequently, as a member of the Young Presidents Organization and its International Board of Directors, George founded YPO Networks. In 2002, George founded Tapestry Networks, an organization committed to improving leadership performance and governance effectiveness in regulated sectors. He currently also serves as Tapestry Networks' non-executive Chairman. George serves on the board of directors for AnaBios - a company redefining drug discovery. He and his wife, Ekaterina Malievskaia, MD, live in London.
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