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Ruth Porat joins Google as chief finance officer after 28 years at Morgan Stanley


By John McCarthy | Media editor

March 24, 2015 | 3 min read

Google has brought aboard Ruth Porat as its chief finance officer - picking her up from her CFO role at Morgan Stanley.

Google announced that Porat will join Google as CFO 26 May, where she will report to Google chief executive Larry Page.

Porat worked at Morgan Stanley since 1987, where she worked in a variety of roles including vice chairman of investment banking, global head of the financial institutions group and and co-head of technology investment banking

Larry Page, said: “We’re tremendously fortunate to have found such a creative, experienced and operationally strong executive.

“I look forward to learning from Ruth as we continue to innovate in our core - from search and ads, to Android, Chrome and YouTube - as well as invest in a thoughtful, disciplined way in our next generation of big bets.

On the appointment, Porat said: “I’m delighted to be returning to my California roots and joining Google. Growing up in Silicon Valley, during my time at Morgan Stanley and as a member of Stanford’s board, I’ve had the opportunity to experience first-hand how tech companies can help people in their daily lives.

"I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get started.”

Patrick Pichette will leave the company after seven years as Google chief finance officer.

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