Google on Tuesday announced that ex-Ford CEO, Alan Mulally has joined its esteemed Board of Directors and will sit on Google’s Audit Committee.
Mulally, who retired after serving for 8 long years as president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company on July 1, will now sit on Google’s Audit Committee, the committee responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting and financial reporting processes.
Before joining Ford, Mulally worked as executive vice president of aerospace company Boeing and served as CEO of its Boeing Commercial Airplanes division from 2001 to 2006.
Mulally will be the 11th member of the Google Board of Directors joining co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, former Amazon executives L. John Doerr and K. Ram Shriram; former Intel CEO Paul Otellini, ex-Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman, current Stanford University President John Hennessy; former Executive Vice President of Pixar Ann Mather and VMWare co-founder Diane Greene with effect from July 9.
Announcing Mulally’s appointment, Google CEO Larry Page in a press release said Mulally will bring his wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience to Google. He also said that he is pleased that Mulally is joining the board.
Mulally said that he is honoured to serve as a board member of a global iconic company and that he is looking forward to working together with other board members and management team to add to their compelling vision.
Mulally has already 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.