Google appoints black female executives as new general counsel

Google announced the appointment of Halimah DeLaine Prado as the company’s general counsel. Delaine Prado has worked at Google for many years and is also one of the company’s most senior black executives.

Delina Prado’s promotion is likely to delight the black employees within the company. Google has been working hard to promote employee diversity. Earlier this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai promised to increase the proportion of underrepresented groups in management to 30% by 2025. Google’s 2019 Diversity Report shows that only 2.6% of Google’s management are black.

Since 2018, the position of Google’s general counsel has been vacant. That year, Kent Walker, who previously held this position, was promoted to senior president of global affairs. This position is responsible for handling a large number of issues that Google has been facing for many years. Regulatory and privacy related issues. After being promoted to General Counsel, Delaine Prado will report to Walker.

Delaine Prado said in a statement: “For the past 14 years, Google has always been like my home, where I have gained access to work with a world-class legal team to handle the most complex and important aspects of the digital age. Opportunities for legal issues. I am very excited to get this new job opportunity and I can’t wait to start a new job.”

Delina Prado’s most recent position is the vice president of the legal department. She was previously responsible for managing a global legal team and consulting on Google’s products, including advertising, search, cloud services, hardware, platforms and ecosystems, and YouTube.

Walker said in a statement: “Halima has always been a trusted advisor and an excellent leader. At this critical moment, she is the only person qualified to lead the legal department.”

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