Google CEO hands over a new tranche of responsibilities to Sundar Pichai

Google CEO hands over a new tranche of responsibilities to Sundar Pichai

According to a Re/code report, Google CEO Larry Page apparently sent out a memo on Friday afternoon that Sundar Pichai - the company's chief of Android and Chrome - will be handed over some additional responsibilities, along with his present job duties.

The technology news site revealed that, as per Page's memo, Pichai - who currently runs Android, Chrome and Google Apps - will now have overall responsibility for a number of other departments at Google, including Search, Maps, research, ads, commerce, and infrastructure, as well as the Google+ social network.

The move to hand over a new tranche of responsibilities to Pichai will essentially ensure that Pichai focuses on running Google's existing business units, while Page will be able to free up his own time to concentrate on bigger, longer term items, like new products and corporate strategy.

In other words, the decision to hand over additional responsibilities to Pichai will chiefly enable Page to take a step back in terms of day-to-day leadership over Google's individual business divisions.

Pichai joined Google in 2004 as a product manager; and has been witnessing a steady rise at the company. Initially, his key focus area was Google Apps, but later he took over the responsibility for Chrome and Chrome OS also.

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