The history of Google CEOs

Larry Page and Sergey Brin: Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. They initially served as co-CEOs of Google until 2001 when Eric Schmidt was appointed as CEO to provide more experienced leadership.

Eric Schmidt: Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001, bringing with him extensive experience from his previous roles at companies like Sun Microsystems and Novell. Under his leadership, Google expanded its reach globally, diversified its product offerings, and became one of the most influential tech companies in the world.

Larry Page (return): In April 2011, Larry Page replaced Eric Schmidt as CEO of Google. Page's return marked a shift in leadership style, with a renewed focus on innovation and product development.

1Sundar Pichai: In August 2015, Google announced a major restructuring that resulted in Sundar Pichai being appointed as the CEO of Google, while Larry Page became the CEO of Alphabet Inc. Pichai, who had joined Google in 2004 and played a key role in the development of products like Chrome and Android.