Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Resign
A Letter from Larry and Sergey
Today, Google Co-Founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that they resigning from their roles as CEO and President of Alphabet. The company said that Sundar Pichai will become CEO of both Alphabet and Google, but Sergey Brin and Larry Page will remain on the Board.
In their letter, Sergey Brin and Larry Page used the analogy of parenting in reference to Google. They said that at age 21 it was time for the company they created to be able to exist without the co-founders daily influence. Google Co-Founders, Larry and Sergey wrote that now it’s the time that company is stable and no need of co-founders daily influence.
What Google Co-Founders Wrote About Sundar Pichai?
“Sundar brings humility and a deep passion for technology to our users, partners and our employees every day. He’s worked closely with us for 15 years, through the formation of Alphabet, as CEO of Google, and a member of the Alphabet Board of Directors. He shares our confidence in the value of the Alphabet structure, and the ability it provides us to tackle big challenges through technology. There is no one that we have relied on more since Alphabet was founded, and no better person to lead Google and Alphabet into the future.”
Sundar sent the following email to Google on Tuesday, December 3:
I first met Google Co-Founders Larry and Sergey back in 2004 and have been benefiting from their guidance and insights ever since. The good news is I’ll continue to work with them — although in different roles for them and me. They’ll still be around to advice as board members and co-founders.
The key message Larry and Sergey shared is this:
“While it has been a tremendous privilege to be deeply involved in the day-to-day management of the company for so long, we believe it’s time to assume the role of proud parents—offering advice and love, but not daily nagging!”
The founders of Google have given all of us an incredible chance to have an impact on the world. Thanks to them, we have a timeless mission, enduring values, and a culture of collaboration and exploration that makes it exciting to come to work every day. It’s a strong foundation on which we will continue to build. Can’t wait to see where we go next and look forward to continuing the journey with all of you.
Read the official announcement here: A Letter from Larry and Sergey