After the recent announcement of Larry Page’s new operating structure for his company which will operate as an umbrella corporation named Alphabet, Sundar Pichai is now CEO at Google. With a new boss comes new roles for staff and according to Re/Code, Sundar has announced a new SVP of Android, ChromeOS and Chromecast, as well as a new SVP of Display and Video Advertising and SVP of Global Sales and Operations.
Neal Mohan, formerly a vice president of display and video advertising, has been bumped up to the Senior Vice President role for the division, while Phillip Schindler has been appointed to the role of SVP of Global Sales and Operations. The big news for us is that long time Android engineer, and current Vice President of Engineering, Android & Chrome OS, Hiroshi Lockheimer, has assumed the role of Senior Vice President for Android and Chrome OS as well as taking on the role for Chromecast.
The move to SVP of Android, ChromeOS and Chromecast is a big one for Lockheimer, but not entirely unexpected if you’ve been watching Android and various Android and ChromeOS presentations over the last few years. Lockheimer has been with Google and the Android team since 2006 making him one of the longer serving Android engineers, he was also one of the original employees at Danger Inc, the company Andy Rubin left to create Android.
With Sundar Pichai in charge of Google, Hiroshi Lockheimer in charge of Android – and of course display and video advertising as well as sales and operations in capable hands, the next few years at Google should be good.