Skip to main content

David Drummond is Stepping Down as Chief Legal Officer of Google's Parent Company Alphabet

Created by
David C. Drummond

David Drummond, one of the highest ranking black executives in tech, is stepping down as chief legal officer of Google's parent company Alphabet. Mr. Drummond has been with Google for nearly two decades, and in charge of everything from its legal and regulatory strategy to its investment activities. His decision to retire comes after he sold more than $200 million in Alphabet stock over the last several months.

“With Larry and Sergey now leaving their executive roles at Alphabet, the company is entering an exciting new phase, and I believe that it’s also the right time for me to make way for the next generation of leaders,” Drummond told employees in an internal memo provided to Forbes by Alphabet. “As a result, after careful consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of this month.”

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from their executive positions in early December, appointing Sundar Pichai as the CEO of both Google and Alphabet while remaining on the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Drummond, is leaving the company, effective January 31, 2020. 

Latest News & Articles

Recently Added Black Executives

  • Tyler Scriven

    Created by

    Tyler Scriven is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Saltbox, Inc., a logistics pioneer since April 2019. The company offers adaptable office…

  • Ebony Beckwith

    Created by

    Ebony Beckwith is Salesforce’s Chief Business Officer and Chief of Staff to Marc Benioff. In this role, Ms. Beckwith is responsible for aligning the…

  • Angela Benton

    Created by

    Angela Benton is the Chief Executive Officer of Streamlytics, a data analytics company. She previously co-founded NewME Inc., a venture capital…

FTC: Black Entrepreneur & Executive Profiles is reader supported, we may earn income on affiliate links. You support us by using our links to buy products, it will cost you nothing extra.

We also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Learn more...