Google appoints VMware co-founder Diane B. Greene to board
Added On:1/13/2012 10:34:00 AM
According to a recent report, Google Inc has appointed Diane B. Greene, a co-founder of technology company VMware Inc, to its board of directors.
Sources informed that Greene, 56, will now work for Google board, where she will take care of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as well.
Greene has become the tenth member of Google's board, filling a position left vacant by Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson.
It is reportedly said that Arthur Levinson resigned from his post in 2009. Interestingly, Levinson, who is also a director at Apple Inc, resigned after federal regulators began looking into the "interlocking directorates" between the two companies.
Diane Greene, the newly appointed director served VMware's CEO from 1998 to 2008, leading it to a $625 million acquisition by EMC in early 2004, and, in 2007, an IPO on the NYSE. She also is a member of Intuit's board of directors.
Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman and former longtime CEO has stated that Diane is a special person who combines a sharp business acumen with a brilliant technical min. she will be a great contributor and the company is grateful to have her insight.
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