|Laszlo Bock '99|
Laszlo Bock '99
Senior Vice President, People Operations
Laszlo Bock leads Google's people function, which includes all areas related to the attraction, development, and retention of "Googlers." He also leads or has led various operating groups at Google, including the services group, technology and operations, and other areas.
Google has been recognized over 100 times in the last five years as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to Work for in the United States and in many other countries; the most desirable employer for undergraduates, college graduates, and MBAs in numerous countries; the #1 Top Diversity Employer overall, as well as #1 in the categories of Physical Disability, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Black/African American, Asian/Indian, and GLBT; the best company for women in technology; the best company to work for in technology; and honors such as a perfect score from The Human Rights Campaign and Corporation of the Year from The United Negro College Fund.
Laszlo joined Google from the General Electric Company, where he held various executive leadership roles within GE Capital. Before GE, Laszlo was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the technology, private equity, and media industries on a wide range of strategic and operational issues, including growth and turnaround strategy. Earlier, he had worked at another consulting firm, a start-up, and co-founded a nonprofit organization working with at-risk youth.
Laszlo is a board member of Evolv and Agilone, and a member of the board of trustees of Pomona College.
Laszlo has testified before Congress on immigration reform and labor issues; provided counsel to the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the Office of Personnel Management; and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on the Today Show. In 2010 he was named “Human Resources Executive of the Year” by HR Executive Magazine. He (briefly) co-held the world record for Greek Syrtaki dance along with 1,671 others.
Laszlo earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from Pomona College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.