Zimbabwean Named as First Senior VP of Technology and Society by google

Google has appointed a Zimbabwean electrical engineer, Mr. James Manyika, as its new Senior Vice President of Technology and Society.

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, said: “I’m thrilled that James Manyika will be joining Google’s leadership team.”

Describing Manyika, Mr Pichai said, Manyika has over the years worked at the intersection of technology and society and has been an advisor to businesses, institutions, and governments.

Manyika was the former head of McKinsey Global Institute, but he will now be reporting directly to Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and would also be expected to focus on “shaping and sharing” the company’s view on the way tech affects society, the economy, and the planet.

His areas of focus include the future of work, sustainability, and the impact of AI.

Mr.Manyika also serves on the boards of research institutes at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and Stanford.

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