In a massive executive reshuffle, Google’s core business just found its new MVP. But it also comes as search and ads face a building antitrust storm (GOOG, GOOGL)
- Prabhakar Raghavan has been elevated to lead Google’s search business as part of a major company shakeup announced this week.
- He will also oversee Google ads, Assistant, commerce and payments, as well as Google’s Geo business.
- It makes Raghavan an incredibly important figure in Google’s new org chart, which is being streamlined under Sundar Pichai.
- In the same week as these changes were announced, so was news that antitrust regulators are closing in on Google’s ad and search business.
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It was all change at Google this week, with several long-term executives getting shuffled into new roles in the biggest org shake-up since Sundar Pichai took the reins as both Alphabet and Google’s CEO.
One mover is Jen Fitzpatrick, previously the head of Google’s Maps business, who is transitioning to lead Google’s core engineering team of 8,000 employees.
But the biggest announcement was that Prabhakar Raghavan will step up to lead the entire Search and Assistant division. He replaces veteran Ben Gomes, who will take a new role focused on Google’s work in the education space, …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]