Being on the board at a large multinational corporation is not new to Oracle board member Michael Boskin. After all, Boskin also is on the board of Exxon Mobil, and has sat on the boards of Vodafone and Shinsei Bank.
Boskin, the T.M. Friedman professor of economics and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, has helped guide the oil giant since 1996 and joined Oracle's board in April 1994. In addition to his professorship, he is president and CEO of consulting firm Boskin & Co. Tapping Boskin's financial acumen, he has been a member of Oracle's Finance and Audit Committee since July 1994, and vice chair of the Finance and Audit Committee since August 2005.
He has been a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee since July 1994. President George H. Bush named Boskin chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from February 1989 until January 1993.