By  on December 3, 2019

Sundar Pichai, the soft-spoken Google chief executive officer known for his Lanvin sneakers and cardigans, has long been the public face of the company. And now, he officially moves up the corporate ladder to become the top executive of both Google and its parent company, Alphabet, the company said Tuesday.

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are effectively stepping aside, making way for Pichai to ascend into Page’s role as ceo of Alphabet, while retaining his position at Google.

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