Indian-American Thomas Kurian new Google Cloud CEO, replaces Diane Greene

Indian-American Thomas Kurian new Google Cloud CEO, replaces Diane Greene

Indian-American Thomas Kurian, former President of product development and a respected technologist, is going to head Cloud from early next year, the has announced.

The of Cloud Diane Greene will continue through January, working with Kurian to ensure a smooth transition and will remain a on the board of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

Hailing from Bengaluru, Kurian who worked at for 22 years reportedly quit over disagreements with Chairman and CTO over the future course of the company as Cloud business gets highly competitive.

“Kurian, a respected technologist and executive, will be joining Cloud on November 26 and transitioning into the Google Cloud leadership role in early 2019,” Greene said in a statement on Friday.

According to Google Sundar Pichai, under Greene’s leadership, Cloud has become an incredible business built on Google’s decades of investment in infrastructure, data security, and AI.

“We’re really excited to welcome Thomas whose product vision, customer focus, and deep expertise will be a huge asset to our growing Cloud business,” he said.

Under Greene’s leadership, Google Cloud has moved from having only two significant customers and a collection of start-ups to having major Fortune 1,000 enterprises betting their future on Google Cloud.

“We’ve built a strong business together — set up by integrating sales, marketing, (GCP), and Google Apps/G Suite into what is now called Google Cloud,” she noted.

Kurian said he “is excited to join the fantastic Google Cloud team at this important and promising time”.

“I’m looking forward to building on the success of recent years as it enters its next phase of growth.”

Kurian stepped down from in September.

A member of Oracle’s Committee for 13 Years, he led 35,000-people in 32 countries with an R&D budget of $4 billion.

Kurian helped in the transformation of Oracle’s products with introduction of leading suite of Cloud Services, led 60 and Oracle’s 45 Cloud data centres.

His twin brother, George Kurian, is of California-based data services and data management company and a