He will also serve as a member of the board’s nominating and corporate governance committee.
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said in an emailed statement, “Gokul brings great experience and innovation to our board, and we look forward to his many contributions. His proven track record in shopping, digital advertising and content will be incredibly beneficial as we continue to bring inspirational experiences to users and advertisers on Pinterest.”
Rajaram added, “Pinterest is a beloved brand that inspires people to create a life they love. I’ve always been excited about Pinterest’s mission and impact on people’s everyday lives, and am thrilled to help Ben, (chief creative and design officer Evan Sharp) and the team continue building amazing products that empower people and advertisers around the world.”
The other members of Pinterest’s board are: Andreessen Horowitz general partner Jeffrey Jordan; former Netflix chief marketing officer Leslie Kilgore; Bessemer Venture Partners partner Jeremy Levine; former CBS executive vice president and chief financial officer Fred Reynolds; Sharp; Silbermann; and former Amazon senior vp Michelle Wilson.