Ruth Porat

CFO Alphabet & Google

Ruth Porat is the Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet of which Google is a subsidiary. She has been in the role since May, 2015. Alphabet Inc. (marketed as Alphabet) is an American multinational conglomerate founded on October 2, 2015 by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It is the parent company of Google and several other companies.

Porat is a graduate in Economics & International Relations from the prestigious Stanford University. She is an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and also holds a Master of Science degree from London School of Economics.

Before taking up her current role, Porat has had a long history of working with Morgan Stanley. Ruth started her career in 1987 at Morgan Stanley. She later went on to join Smith Barney, which is now a part of Morgan Stanley Group in 1993. She re-joined Morgan Stanley in 1996. She was appointed Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, in September 2003 and then Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group in September 2006 through December 2009. In January 2010, Porat was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Morgan Stanley. She is the Lead Banker on numerous milestone technology financing rounds, including for Amazon, eBay, Netscape, Priceline and Verisign as well as for The Blackstone Group, GE and the NYSE.

Apart from being a top executive, Porat is a member of the Borrowing Advisory Committee of the United States Treasury and sits on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University, the Board of The Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. She has been serving as Vice Chairman and Trustee of Economic Club of New York since June 30, 2014. She serves as Member of Board of Trustees at Stanford University. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Hutchins Centre on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. She has also led the team advising the U.S. Treasury with respect to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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