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Search engine giant Google is reorganizing its management and it has inducted Sundar Pichai, one of its key lieutenants, to handle the leadership of core Google products, tech magazine Recode reported.
Recode, in its exclusive report, said that the tech giant has sent a memo on October 24 to staff clearing about the changes. The memo said that Google’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Page is passing the leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai.
42-year-old Pichai Sundararajan, who is popularly known as Sundar Pichai, is going to hold the huge portfolio at the Google for the first time.
The Chennai born technocrat will now look after Google+, research work, search engine, maps, infrastructure, commerce and ad products.
Sources, however, added he will continue obliging his existing responsibility for Chrome, Android, and Google Apps.
The insiders also said that the six executives in charge of the newly added product areas, who previously used to report directly to Page, will under the changes in the upper managerial level report to Pichai.
Page will, however, continue to directly run the business and operations, including Google X, corporate development, finance, legal and business (including ad sales), Calico, access and energy (a new unit run by Craig Barratt) and Nest.
Pichai is a prominent and widely recognized face outside Google. Micro-blogging site Twitter, one of the major rivals of Google, had earlier offered him for a key product role. Additionally, Page’s name was also considered when Microsoft was hunting for its new CEO.
According to the Recode report, Page is working on the mentioned changes as he is very concerned over Google becoming less innovative as it ages. In a memo to staff, Page has noted that the proposed changes will lead to the creation of less of a blockage and also help him in focusing over the existing and new products.