Published: November 17, 2018 7:00:15 pm
Oracle’s ex-product leader Thomas Kurian will head Google’s cloud department, changing Diane Greene. In a weblog submit Friday, Greene stated Kurian will sign up for Google Cloud on November 26 and transition into the management function in early 2019.
“I believe that he’ll do an amazing job helping to take Google Cloud to the next level. Thomas has 22 years of experience at Oracle; most recently he was President of Product Development,” she stated.
She will proceed as CEO via January, running with Kurian to be certain a easy transition. Greene, who will stay a director at the Alphabet board, had joined Google in December 2015 to run its cloud industry.
“…after an unbelievably stimulating and productive three years, it’s time to turn to the passions I’ve long had around mentoring and education,” she added.
Greene stated the mentoring will come with making an investment in and serving to feminine founder CEOs who’ve engineering or science backgrounds.
“I want to encourage every woman engineer and scientist to think in terms of building their own company someday. The world will be a better place with more female founder CEOs,” she stated.
Greene famous that Google Cloud has moved from having simplest two important consumers and a number of startups to having primary Fortune 1000 enterprises.
“The cloud space is early and there is an enormous opportunity ahead,” she stated.
Google had in February introduced that its cloud department used to be producing greater than USD 1 billion in quarterly income.