According to a new report from Re/code, citing persons familiar with the matter, Google’s CEO Larry Page is handing over the management of a number of Google products to Sundar Pichai, who currently heads Android, Chrome and Google Apps.
Pichai will now have control over research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure. The executives of these product areas will report to Sundar Pichai instead of Page. Now, he’s the SVP of all Google products as the report, but the title change will not come at the moment apparently.
As for Page, he’ll continue to manage core Google operations and business, including access and energy (a new unit run by Craig Barratt), Nest, Calico, Google X, corporate development, legal, finance and business (including ad sales). This new change will now help Page to focus more on new and existing products. YouTube is left out, and it will continue to be under CEO Susan Wojcicki who will report to Larry Page directly.
Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004, and has paved his way to the top since then. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, and did his MS from Stanford University and also attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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