2011-01-20
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Schmidt kliver av som VD för Google

Eric Schmidt, VD och styrelseordförande på Google sedan snart tio år, meddelar via företagets blogg ikväll att han kliver av som VD och fokuserar på arbetet som styrelseordförande.

Ersättare blir en av företagets grundare, Larry Page, som händelsevis också fått ge sitt efternamn till Googles Pagerank-algoritm:

Larry will now lead product development and technology strategy, his greatest strengths, and starting from April 4 he will take charge of our day-to-day operations as Google’s Chief Executive Officer. In this new role I know he will merge Google’s technology and business vision brilliantly. I am enormously proud of my last decade as CEO, and I am certain that the next 10 years under Larry will be even better! Larry, in my clear opinion, is ready to lead.

Sergey has decided to devote his time and energy to strategic projects, in particular working on new products. His title will be Co-Founder. He’s an innovator and entrepreneur to the core, and this role suits him perfectly.

As Executive Chairman, I will focus wherever I can add the greatest value: externally, on the deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership that are increasingly important given Google’s global reach; and internally as an advisor to Larry and Sergey.

Det går inte att förneka att Schmidt i allra högsta grad varit delaktig i Googles framgångar de senaste tio åren. Inte bara som strateg utan också som förhandlare mellan de två grundarna, Page och Brin, som ofta och gärna ryker ihop över småsaker.



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