Ruth Porat joined Google as senior vice president and chief financial officer in May 2015 and has also held the same title at Alphabet since its creation in October 2015. She is responsible for finance, business operations, people operations, and real estate and workplace services. Prior to joining Google, Porat was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, where she previously held roles that included vice chairman of investment banking, cohead of technology investment banking, and global head of the financial institutions group. Porat is vice chair of Stanford University’s board of trustees and a member of the board of directors of the Stanford Management Company, the university’s endowment. She is a member of the Aspen Institute Economic Strategy Group and the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. Porat holds a BA from Stanford University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.