Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google have officially announced that they will be stepping down from their respective roles as CEO and President of the ace search engine’s parent company, Alphabet.
Larry and Brin are today widely regarded as tech icons after they invented their internet search platform in 1998, only from their garage. A platform which is now one of the most visited, worldwide.
The pair feels that Alphabet and Google no longer needs to be run by two CEOs and a president and it is time for them to step back a bit and control the affairs of the tech company from a distance.
Sundar Pichai, a 47-year-old engineer who joined Google in 2004 will now step up to hold the position of CEO while Larry and Brin will continue as active board members and shareholders.