Sundar Pichai has a lot of power over Google: Report
Google's parent company Alphabet has detailed how it makes decisions regarding its dozen different businesses, with India-born Sundar Pichai wielding a lot of power over the search giant. According to documents to the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), since Google blew up its corporate structure to form Alphabet in late 2015, it now separates its financials between Google and its 'Other Bets'.
How has the decision making unit been structured?
Google's 'Other Bets' currently include 11 different companies, like self-driving car unit Waymo and healthcare arm Verily, amongst others. Late last year, the SEC asked Alphabet for specific details around how much decision-making power Alphabet CEO Larry Page has on individual Google businesses, and the different kinds of information given to Page versus president Sergey Brin and Google CEO Pichai.
How about the desi man Pichai?
It has now been revealed that Pichai has a lot of power over Google, according to the report. Although Susan Wojcicki and Diane Greene both have "CEO" titles within Google, for YouTube and Cloud respectively, Pichai is the only Google executive who reports directly to and maintains regular contact with Page.
Pichai, only Google executive to maintain regular contact with Page
Neither Page nor his co-founder, Alphabet President Sergey Brin, receives the weekly and quarterly reports which include individual financial information for Google product areas received by Pichai, the report said. Although Susan Wojcicki and Diane Greene both have "CEO" titles within Google, for YouTube and Cloud respectively, Pichai is the only Google executive who reports directly to and maintains regular contact with Page.