As the core DNA of Google is set to undergo a major change in the coming months, the organization is now set to be headed by Pichai Sundarajan or popularly known as Sundar Pichai, a Chennai born Indian.
With the announcement of Alphabet as the new umbrella organization covering Google as one of its business entity – Sundar Pichai is going to be the at the helm as the CEO, taking the company ahead on the innovation curve.
“Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence. We’ll also make sure we have a great CEO for each business, and we’ll determine their compensation. This new structure will allow us to keep tremendous focus on the extraordinary opportunities we have inside of Google. A key part of this is Sundar Pichai. Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for quite some time now, and I’ve been tremendously enjoying our work together. 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 itself is also making all sorts of new products, and I know Sundar will always be focused on innovation—continuing to stretch boundaries.” Larry Page announced this in his latest blog post.
Larry goes on to explain that, “We liked the name Alphabet because it means a collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations, and is the core of how we index with Google search! We also like that it means alpha‑bet (Alpha is investment return above benchmark), which we strive for! I should add that we are not intending for this to be a big consumer brand with related products—the whole point is that Alphabet companies should have independence and develop their own brands.”
What we can expect of Google?
- Getting more ambitious things done
- Taking the long-term view
- Empowering great entrepreneurs and companies to flourish
- Investing at the scale of the opportunities and resources in a better manner
- Making Google even better through greater focus