Benedict Gomes

SVP, Learning & Education | Sustainability


Ben Gomes, Senior Vice President | Ben leads the Learning & Sustainability organization at Google, and is also an advisor to the Google Search organization. He oversees the teams focused on harnessing technology to scale education around the world and combat climate change. The Learning team supports educators and learners around the world with products including Google Classroom, Google Scholar, Google Arts and Culture, and an AI-based tutoring app – ReadAlong. They are also creating academic and learning experiences on Google Search and YouTube. The Sustainability team is focused on decarbonizing Google’s operations and building products (Earth Engine, Data Commons, Google Cloud, Environmental Insights Explorer, Search and YouTube) and partnerships to provide information that can enable systemic, global change. As one of Google’s first principal engineers and an early Google Fellow, Ben also led the Google Search organization, which included Google Search, Assistant and News, for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Google, Ben earned his BS from Case Western University in Ohio and his Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley. He was born in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania and was raised in Bangalore, India.