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Eric Schmidt, Diane Greene, to leave alphabet board



Eric Schmidt, former chairman and CEO of Google.

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Alphabet announced Tuesday that Eric Schmidt does not seek to re-election to the board seat he has held since 2004.

Schmidt first joined Google as CEO in 2001, back when the company only had several hundred employees, and became its executive chairman 10 years later, the CEO role over co-founder Larry Page. He kept that chairmanship when Google restructured to become the alphabet in 201

5, then announced he was stepping down from that role on the board in December 2017.

"Eric has made an extraordinary contribution to Google and Alphabet as CEO, Chairman, and Board Member." John Hennessy, chairman of Alphabet's board, said in a statement.

Former Google Cloud chief Diane Greene, who has served on the board since 2012, does not want to seek re-election. Former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian replaces Greene as head of its cloud business earlier this year.

The company also has a new board member, Robin L. Washington, who joined on Apr. 25 and wants to be part of the Leadership and Compensation Committee. Washington is currently the CFO of biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. David Feinberg to lead a new Google Health division last November.


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