Sundar Pichai is now CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company
New Delhi : With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping down from their posts, India's Sundar Pichai had been given a new set of responsibilities, zooming his work portfolio.
Page and Brin have handed over the reins of Google to Sundar Pichai, who will take over as CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, in addition to maintaining his current responsibilities as chief executive of the search giant.
The announcement comes four years after the Google had restructured itself under an umbrella called Alphabet. As part of the move, Google's internet businesses, including its search engine and maps app, were separated from more experimental projects like driverless cars. Pichai became CEO of Google, and Page and Brin controlled Alphabet.
Now, Sundar Pichai who had joined the company in 2004 has been given the charge of all.
"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."
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."