Google new CEO reorganizes management team

10:37, April 09, 2011      

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Larry Page, who returned as Google's chief executive officer (CEO) this week, has completed a major reorganization of the management team as part of his attempt to streamline decision-making at the Internet giant, U.S. media reported on Friday.

Page promoted six executives in charge of some of Google's most important divisions, who will report to the new CEO directly, The Wall Street Journal said in a report.

Four executives were promoted to senior vice presidents, including YouTube head Salar Kamangar, mobile-device software Android chief Andy Rubin, Chrome Web browser and operating system head Sundar Pichai and Vic Gundotra, who is in charge of Google's social-networking initiatives.

Susan Wojcicki and Alan Eustace, two current senior vice presidents, will become heads of ads and Web search, a person familiar with the matter was quoted as saying.

Page, the 38-year-old co-founder of Google, has been trying to run the company in the spirit Google had as a start-up between 1998 and 2001, when he was its founding CEO before handing the role to Eric Schmidt, who now assumes the role of executive chairman.

Google has said that the change of CEO was aimed at streamlining decision-making and creating clearer lines of responsibility and accountability at the top of the company.

With the latest management shuffle after Page took charge of Google's day-to-day operations, the promoted executives will be able to act more autonomously and won't have to turn to the company's powerful operating committee on every decision, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

The reorganization puts Page firmly in charge of Google and its performance in much the same way Steve Jobs runs Apple, the newspaper noted.

Source: Xinhua
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