"Elliot Schrage's experience and demonstrated commitment to transparency and global corporate citizenship will be an asset to Google as we continue to grow and explore new opportunities around the world," said Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt.
"Google is successfully pursuing its ambitious mission with an impressive combination of innovation, execution and leadership. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to explain the steps Google is taking to improve the accessibility and usefulness of the world's information to people everywhere," said Elliot Schrage, vice president of Global Communications and Public Affairs.
Schrage, 45, brings 20 years of global communications, public affairs and policy experience to Google. Schrage joins Google from the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, where he was the Bernard L. Schwarz Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, and an advisor to several global corporations on issues of corporate social responsibility. Prior to that, Schrage directed global affairs for Gap Inc. as senior vice president. Before joining Gap, Schrage served as managing director of the New York office of Clark & Weinstock, a public policy and management consulting firm.
Schrage has also been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Business School and Columbia Law School.