Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman and former CEO of Google, has been added to the The Economist Group’s board as a non-executive director.
Schmidt will serve a three-year term after a shareholder vote. He is expected to begin this month.
The Economist Group includes The Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and CQ Roll Call.
With addition of Schmidt, the Econonmist’s board now includes the following people: Rupert Pennant-Rea (chairman), Chris Stibbs (group chief executive), David Bell, John Elkann, Rona Fairhead, Philip Mengel, John Micklethwait (editor-in-chief, The Economist), Simon Robertson, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Luke Swanson and Schmidt.