Ruth M. Porat joined Google as senior vice president and chief financial officer in May 2015. Prior to joining Google, Ruth was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, where she was known as one of the most powerful and connected female executives. With 28 years of experience at Morgan Stanley, Ruth held several roles in her career there including vice chairman of Investment Banking and global head of the Financial Institutions Group. Ruth is vice chair of Stanford University's Board of Trustees and serves on Stanford's Council of the School of Humanities and Sciences. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
Ruth earned her bachelor's degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a master's degree from London School of Economics.