Why does Google have a new CEO?
Yesterday, the tech company announced a surprise reorganisation. Founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin announced the creation of a new parent company, Alphabet, which will sit above Google. Alphabet will oversee Google, investment vehicles Google Ventures and Google Capital, home devices company Nest, high speed internet brand Fiber, Calico, set up in 2013 to “cure death,” and Google X, which makes all the crazy stuff like self-driving cars. Former Google CEO Page will move, along with Brin, to the helm of Alphabet, and rising star executive Sundar Pichai will replace him.
What qualifies Pichai for the job?