Sundar Pichai Named as New Google CEO in Massive Restructuring

In a significant restructuring of the company, Google has appointed Sundar Pichai as its new CEO. Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google’s co-founders), have shifted themselves to a larger holding company called Alphabet.

Page is the CEO while Brin will be the President of Alphabet, which will oversee Google as well as affiliated companies like Calico (aiming to extend human life), Wing (drone delivery), Google’s early stage funding operations like Ventures (which recently funded Pakistani owned startup Vida) and Capital.

Pichai and Google will handle search, ads, maps, the Google Play Store, YouTube, and Android.

In addition to the managerial shakeup, the restructuring involves moving finances around as well. Google’s shares will now be traded as shares of Alphabet holding company. Investors have welcomed the news and shares were up by more than 4% after the announcement, which came in a blog post by Page.

Page said:

We’ve long believed that over time companies tend to get comfortable doing the same thing, just making incremental changes. But in the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant.

Sundar Pichai previously handled Chrome OS and Android and was starting to play an ever increasing role in handling Google’s day-to-day operations. Talking about the choice for new Google CEO, Page said:

It is clear to us and our board that it is time for Sundar to be CEO of Google. I feel very fortunate to have someone as talented as he is to run the slightly slimmed down Google and this frees up time for me to continue to scale our aspirations.

Google has been the subject of criticism by investors who feel many of its ambitious ventures take away the focus from its core operations. This move hands the controls of traditional offerings to Pichai and Google while the ambitious moonshots will be handled by Alphabet. How it plays out remains to be seen.

Talal is a Director and the Chief Content Officer at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]

    • he is not american indian! he holds an indian passport, he works out of india! baseless comments!

  • Silicon Valley S2 main bhi Gavin Belson (Larry Paige) ko end main restructuring hi karni pari thi.. :D also! = !!!!

  • they(google) will exploit him as long as pichai’s android grows and then dump him. the way hp dumped its most valuable EVP Vyomesh Joshi after Printer business slowed down……….

  • The rise of Indians as Global CEO’s,They are everywhere.

    Google >> Sundarajan Pichai

    Microsoft >> Satya Nadella

    Pepsi >> Indira Nooyi

    SanDisk >> Sanjay Mehrotra

    Adobe >> Shantanu Narayen

    MasterCard >> Ajay Banga

    Cognizant >> Francisco D’Souza

    Softbank >> Nikesh Arora

    Reckitt Benckiser >> Rakesh Kapoor

    DBS Group Holdings >> Piyush Gupta

    Global Foudries >> Sanjay Jha

    Diageo >> Ivan Menezes

    Deloitte >> Punit Renjen

    Berkshire Hathaway >> Ajit Jain

    Harman International >> Dinesh Paliwal

    Bose Corporation >> Amar G. Bose

        • Indian’s work very hard and have great analytical skills. Its in the DNA. Sundar is IITian.

          • well everyone works hard, that doesn’t make them a CEO.
            I am just saying that the trend has been set the most CEO are indians, who might not call them indians anymore actually. cause they are american and running business which serves US mostly

            • every(most) CEO’s’s if Indian origin has either passed from IIT or IIMS besides schooling then taking educations from foreign universities.They are Indian by heart and always will be despite some owning foreign citizenship.Last year when Satya Nandela become Microsoft CEO,the 1st nation he rushed to is India,to its home state Andhra Pradesh and met CM Chandrababu Naidu and KCR and met PM Modi and after that announced Microsoft will set up largest R&D center of Microsoft in India the 1st outside US.That is the benefit of if Indian are in top position.BTW i think as per amended citizenship act India allows dual citizenship to only dozen or so selected nations which includes US also..

            • Thanks Allah , MAJ and TNT which separated Indian Kuffar from believers of Pakistan. Indians serving as CEOs of great Satan’s companies are true signs of their anti Muslim, anti Islam and anti Pakistan nature.

            • They keep visiting India. They support Indian startups. They guide us by sharing their experience in building great software companies.

          • Analytical skills lol – you better get your information correct.

            They can’t even compete with russian, Israeli and Ukrainian analytics guys. So called the indians who are relying all day long on these countries developers libraries.

            • lol at your comment……..i can see smoke coming out of your rotten as$…..something burning…..hahaha

            • Agreed. We cannot compete with Russia, Israel yet. I don’t know about Ukraine.

  • Pak cant take feedback. I see we are behaving jealous. have u seen india’s infrastructure? they are way ahead of ours. their education, level of quality in people is way ahead of us. Every woman owns a vehicle, every one has a master degree, their IITs IIMs ISB have global reputation so much that they get seats in foreign universities so much that they are a welcome in large MNCs. pakistan is behind because of the way we think, our culture, we are our own enemy, our fight shud be with ourselves not with india… if we cant live with it then we shud shoot ourselves inshallah a good day will come and people of pak will change

    • it was ur countrymen only who started the whole thing……not only here but go to different forums and u will find ur countrymen behaving like animals…we all wrre having decent convo…however its good to see u intervene

      go to The National Interest and see for urself Aamir….

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