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Technology Sundar Pichai becomes CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company

00:10  04 december  2019
00:10  04 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Stephen Shankland/CNET. Cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin said Tuesday that Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as leader of its parent company Alphabet , in addition to his current responsibilities at the search giant.

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Cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin said Tuesday that Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as leader of its parent company Alphabet, in addition to his current responsibilities at the search giant.

Sundar Pichai wearing a suit and tie: Sundar Pichai James Martin/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Sundar Pichai James Martin/CNET

"With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it's the natural time to simplify our management structure," Page and Brin said in a statement. "We've never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there's a better way to run the company."

Sundar Pichai wearing a suit and tie: Google headquarters in Mountain View, California© Stephen Shankland/CNET

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Pichai Sundararajan (born June 10, 1972), also known as Sundar Pichai (/ˈsʊndɑːr pɪˈtʃaɪ/), is an Indian American business executive .

Google is creating a new publicly traded parent company called Alphabet to house all of its disparate businesses. Alphabet will be run by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Google will become a subsidiary of Alphabet with a new CEO " Sundar Pichai ".

The cofounders said they would stay active as board members. "I'm excited about Alphabet and its long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology," Pichai said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Larry and Sergey in our new roles."

Alphabet board chairman John Hennessy applauded the work Page and Brin did as founders. "It's impossible to overstate Larry and Sergey's contributions over the past 21 years. I'm grateful that they will continue their involvement on the Board."

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Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin relinquish control of Alphabet to CEO Sundar Pichai .
Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take control“With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it’s the natural time to simplify our management structure. We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company. And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President. Going forward, Sundar will be the CEO of both Google and Alphabet,” Page and Brin write.

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