Meet the leadership team

Led by Automata Co-Founder and CEO Mostafa ElSayed, our leadership team is responsible for immersing themselves in the world of our potential clients and investors to develop the right products to help us on our mission: to unlock the potential of labs and the people who work in them by creating modern, flexible and intuitive automation solutions.

Find out more about Mostafa and his team below.

Mostafa ElSayed, CEO and Co-Founder

Mostafa has a Degree in Architecture from the American University of Sharjah; a Masters in Architecture and Urbanism; is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce; and remains a course tutor in the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association alongside his role as CEO of Automata.

After completing his Masters in 2014 Mostafa went on to join the world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, leaving the company as Lead Designer in the Computation and Design Group to found Automata with ZHA colleague Suryansh Chandra. (Chandra went on to launch new company, The Mind Distillery, in 2020 and remained a Director until resigning in 2021).

ElSayed and Chandra started Automata after seeing the need for automation and robotics to be applied in other sectors outside of architecture. Initially focused on manufacturing affordable robotic arms, Automata is now on a mission to transform how scientists work, delivering industry-changing automation solutions that lead the way in quality design and engineering.

Supported by a strong team of designers, engineers, scientists and leaders from a variety of life science backgrounds, Mostafa continues to drive Automata to the next level of success in his role as CEO.

Daniel Siden
Director of Product – LINQ Platform
Daniel is Director of Platform – LINQ here at Automata. He’s passionate about designing functional products that not only deliver results, but look beautiful too. He has an MA in Industrial Design Engineering from Royal College of Art London and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Physics and Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh.
Nick Pattinson
Vice President of Product and Strategy
Nick is Vice President of Product and Strategy, maintaining our deep tech ethos and overseeing the strategic direction of our product. Prior to joining Automata Nick was a lead consultant at Newton Europe, working on everything from the design of nuclear submarines to architecting big data analytics tools. He has a Masters in Engineering from University of Oxford.
Pantea Razzaghi
Head of Design
Pantea is Head of Design at Automata, where she leads the visual, industrial, research and UX design teams. She has over 20 years of experience in research, product design and communication strategy gained within some of the leading innovative tech and life science companies in the world, including InteraXon and Opentrons Labworks.
Russel Green, Automata
Russell Green
Director of Product – Applications
Russell is Director of Product – Applications at Automata, joining us with a wealth of industry experience in 2022. He has a BSc and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, both from University of Leeds.

Insights from Automata’s leadership team

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Press and company news

UK’s first robotic genomic testing facility for cancer patients

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