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Google upsets the structure and appoints CEO Sundar Pichai

A new chapter opens for Google. The Mountain View giant undertakes a major restructuring of its organization by announcing the creation of a holding company named Alphabet. The latter will house all the group’s activities, beginning with those that now covers Google (Search, Maps, YouTube, Android, advertising, applications) which becomes a subsidiary of Alphabet. The idea is to maintain business agility and creative dynamism of Google by refocusing on its core businesses. Other activities such as Calico, Life Sciences, Google X, Google Fiber, Nest and the financial branches and Google Google Ventures Capital will be managed separately within Alphabet. Larry Page became CEO of Alphabet while Sergey Brin took the title of president. Eric Schmidt retains his role as Executive Chairman of Google but instead of Alphabet. This is true of the main Google executives, including Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat.

The second big announcement regarding the appointment of Sundar Pichai as CEO of Google. Strongman of the Mountain View company, Pichai has continued to grow in scope in recent years. Head Chrome browser and the Android operating system, it had been bombed vice president in charge of Google products in October. “I am very lucky to have such a talented person than him to lead the new Google,” said Larry Page about the one that was presented as the No. 2 business.

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