Published: May 10, 2014
Hinton CESR

Hinton meets with Diversity Scholars

On April 21st Google’s Vice President of Global Ethics and Compliance, Andy Hinton, visited Leeds for a day of thought-provoking conversation on the world of ethics and compliance at Google. Hosted by CESR, Hinton made his first visit to Leeds, but he said it wouldn’t be his last.

Hinton meets with Dean David Ikenberry and CESR Executive Director Mark Meaney

Hinton began his visit enjoying lunch with CESR faculty, students and Michael Leeds. Afterwards, Hinton visited one of CESR’s classes, Introduction to Business, then met with Leeds’ Career Services office. He then joined the Diversity Scholars at the Office of Diversity Affairs. Next, Hinton met with Dean David Ikenberry, then went on to the main event of the day, a conversation with Leeds Scholars and other students at the Leeds Council’s Gillette Speaker Series.

Hinton presents at Gillette Speaker Series

The evening event featured a conversation-style open discussion with Hinton where students, faculty and staff were able to ask him about everything from “What is it like to work at Google?” to “What does Google do with all my data?” Hinton was remarkably candid and genuine. He answered every question to the best of his ability and was adept at connecting with the audience. Students who attended the presentation were energized by the opportunity to connect with Google, repeatedly ranked one of the top companies to work for in the US. One student went so far as to ask for tech support from Hinton who happily said he would connect him to the right guy.

Hinton joined Google in 2006. Prior to his arrival, he was the Chief Compliance Officer at two GE Capital financial services businesses. From 1994 to 2003, he was a federal prosecutor in New York City, where he focused on white-collar crime. Hinton began his law career as a litigation associate at the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He is a 1989 graduate of Fordham School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, and a 1982 graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in Economics and played football.