Elliot Schrage | Influence 100

Elliot Schrage

VP of communications and Public Policy

It’s been eight years since Elliot Schrage deflected from Google to Facebook (alongside his boss COO Sheryl Sandberg) in a role that, when he joined, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said would be “critical to helping us scale based on our culture that values transparency, openness and honest internal communications.” The Harvard-trained lawyer has served at the Council of Foreign Relations, as a professor at Columbia Business School and as an SVP at Gap.

At Google, he was responsible for broadening the company’s PR approach to encompass the full range of stakeholders, and has been charged with effecting a similar shift at Facebook, particularly in light of the latter company’s issues around privacy and advertising.