Alphabet Inc.Google’s parent holding company, announced the appointment of R. Martin “Marty” Chávez to its board of directors.
Chávez, a recognized business leader with extensive experience in finance and technology, joins this important board of directors as a partner and vice-chairman of the global investment firm Sixth Street, where he is a member of the company’s executive committee and leads research and development. initiatives emphasizing this company’s partnerships with healthcare technology and software companies.
“It’s an honor to join Alphabet’s board of directors. The company’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful has never been more important than it seems. is today, and I am delighted to help move this important work forward.” said Chávez.
I am honored to be appointed to the board of directors of @AlphabetInc, and grateful for the opportunity to be part of a company whose innovations shape the way we live, work and interact. I look forward to working with my board colleagues to empower Alphabet’s pioneers. https://t.co/eNGN0MC9BH
— R. Martin Chavez (@RMartinChavez) July 15, 2022
The new board member, who is a key advisor to the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and its portfolio operations group, “More Than Capital”, is currently a member of the board of trustees of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows. Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and chairman of the board of directors of Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical biotechnology company, where he serves on its audit committee.
Previously, Chávez was a director of Banco Santander, SA, and held several senior positions during his 20 years at Goldman Sachs, including Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Global Co-Head of the Securities Division company and member of the management committee.
Chávez, who holds an AB magna cum laude in biochemical sciences and an SM in computer science from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Medical Information Science from Stanford (Architectures and Algorithms for Probabilistic Expert Systems), co-founded the San Francisco startup Quorum Software Systems, where he served as CTO. He was also CEO and co-founder of Kiodex (acquired by Sungard).
John Hennessy, Chairman of the Board of Alphabet, commented on Chávez’ appointment: “He is an accomplished technologist, entrepreneur and investor, and he brings deep experience from the worlds of finance and technology. “
According to his LinkedIn profile, Chavez is “a computer scientist, entrepreneur, investor, and risk manager.” He is particularly well known in the corporate world because over the past 35 years he has used data, math, software and machine learning to solve difficult problems for customers and stakeholders.
Always seeking to navigate a convergence between life sciences and software, since retiring from Goldman Sachs, Chávez has served as an advisor to several startups and projects, including Abacus.ai, Cambrian Biopharma, Ketch, Earli and The Mount Sinai. Institute for Health Equity Search.
Chávez, who has served on the board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Paige.ai, PNM Resources and Sema4, is also a passionate patron of the arts and education, including as a member of the amFAR Board of Directors. (the Foundation for AIDS Research), Friends of the High Line, Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard Board of Overseers and Santa Fe Opera.
“I am honored to join the ranks of distinguished members of the Alphabet Inc. Board of Directors and thrilled to work with its groundbreaking portfolio of companies as they lead the industry to shape a better future,” Chávez said through his LinkedIn profile.
Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, this company, better known as Google, has more than 160,000 employees worldwide, with a wide range of popular products and platforms such as Search, Maps, Ads, Gmail , Android, Chrome, Google Cloud and YouTube. In October 2015, Alphabet became Google’s parent holding company.