While Google‘s rise has helped its parent company Alphabet break all revenue records, Google’s Indian-born CEO Sundar Pichai neither receives any financial information about Alphabet’s “Other Bets” nor has any decision-making power over them. Also Read - Fake Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Lite APK links going viral on the internet: How to spot them
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“Pichai also does not have authority over Alphabet’s overall resource allocation to Google,” the report said, quoting from the Alphabet’s letter to SEC. However, when it comes to Google, Pichai receives weekly and quarterly reports which include individual financial information for Google product areas. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can play
These reports include YouTube, advertising and hardware and operating results, capital expenditures and headcount for Google. “Neither Alphabet CEO Larry Page nor his co-founder, Alphabet President Sergey Brin, receive the weekly and quarterly reports received by Pichai,” the SEC document said.
Without Page’s approval, Pichai can commit Google to non-standard licensing or similar arrangements, investments, mergers and acquisitions. “Although Susan Wojcicki and Diane Greene both have “CEO” titles within Google, for YouTube and Cloud respectively, Pichai is the only Google executive who reports directly to and maintains regular contact with Page,” said the report.
The Alphabet CEO receives regular financial information about every Alphabet company but doesn’t allocate resources to individual product areas within Google or within individual “Other Bets”. “Other Bets” holds 11 different companies, which includes self-driving car unit Waymo and healthcare arm Verily. “Page proposes compensation for Google CEO Pichai and all aOther BetaÃ¯Â¿Â½ CEOs, but no other executives below that,” the report added.