Google appoints former Ford CEO Alan Mulally to board of directors

Summary:The just-retired CEO will also serve on the board of director's audit committee.

Google announced it has appointed former Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally to its board of directors, where he will serve on the board's audit committee. 

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Alan Mulally. Image via Ford.

It seems as though Mulally landed the Google gig just as he retired from Ford. He was with Ford from September 2006 through June 2014. During his time there he served as a member of the board of directors of Ford and served on its finance committee throughout his tenure.

In addition to his experience with Ford, Mulally served as co-chair of the Washington Competitiveness Council and sat on the advisory boards of NASA, the University of Washington, the University of Kansas, the Massachusetts Institute Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He's also a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England's Royal Academy of Engineering. 

"Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience," Larry Page, CEO of Google, said in a statement. "I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google's board!"

"I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our lives," Mulally added. "I look forward to working together with the Google board and management team to continue to deliver their compelling vision."

Topics: Google

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