Google CEO Sundar Pichai promoted as Alphabet CEO
Google’s Chief Executive officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai will be taking over the role of the parent Company alphabet’s CEO.
Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced that they are stepping down from Alphabet’s leadership role.
The announcement was made by Page and Brin in a letter to the company employees, which also included a statement from Pichai. This is being considered as a significant shakeup in the technology --giant.
The two Google co-founders said that with Alphabet now being well-established and Google and 'other bets' operating effectively as independent companies, it is the natural time to simplify our management structure.
Sundar Pichai In his statement, Pichai made it clear that the transition will not affect the Alphabet structure or the work they do day to day.
"I will continue to be very focused on Google and the deep work we're doing to push the boundaries of computing and build a more helpful Google for everyone," he wrote.
"At the same time, I'm excited about Alphabet and its long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology," he said in his email.