Sundar Pichai has made his first big personnel moves since taking over the helm as new CEO of Google, promoting three vice-presidents to higher roles in the company. Perhaps most importantly to those who read Android Central, Hiroshi Lockheimer is moving up from VP of Android to senior VP of Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast. Pichai knows that role well, as he previously led Android and Chrome OS before moving to head of products and then CEO.
Pichai has also appointed Neal Mohan to SVP of display and video advertising, which he previously held as just a VP. Phillip Schindler picked up a new title as well, moving up to SVP of Global Sales and Operations for the company.
If the name Hiroshi Lockheimer sounds familiar, you'll likely know him from various talks, presentations and videos surrounding Android and Nexus product launches. Lockheimer has been at Google since 2006, and we're sure to see more of him in the public eye as he starts to spread his influence beyond just Android and into the Chrome OS arena as well.
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Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.