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Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene has quit the online ads giant, and will be replaced by ex-Oracle executive Thomas Kurian. The handover of power will begin on November 26, it was announced today: that's when Kurian will join Google Cloud, and will take over fully in January. Greene will stay on as a director of Google parent …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Props to Greene

    VMW, unlike Facebook, actually changed the world for the better. Props for that.

    I recommend you all read the interview that Reid Hoffman did with her a while back. Fascinating stuff. PDF link.

    1. Jay Lenovo

      Re: Props to Greene

      Nice read

      EMC purchases VMware @ $625 million in 2003. Vmware, now estimated to be worth $48 Billion.

      Assuming she still owns some shares, why are you working again?

      1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

        Who said she considers it to be work ?

        She apparently decided to do what she wants, which is exactly what you do when money is not a problem.

  2. Balding Greybeard

    The Tech World Needs More Diane Greene's

    Mentoring and Educating our next generation of female founder CEOs.

    That says it all.

    Good Luck Diane. The tech world needs more women in leadership positions and up-and-down the ranks.

    Truly a brilliant approach - mentor would-be female CEOs. And their sucess will encourage more young women to enter the IT ranks from high school, thru college, and into the work force.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Congrats to Kurian. Now Google's cloud business will explode like Oracle's did. On paper...

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  4. Spazturtle Silver badge

    "woman exec"

    Good to see that no matter how much she achieved she will simply be reduced to being a "woman exec" by El Reg.

    1. P. Lee
      Paris Hilton

      Re: "woman exec"

      I think (hope...) that's just El Reg being a bit sarc'y about her own stated attitude and efforts to create more women founders/CEOs: "The world will be a better place with more female founder CEOs."

      If Greene thinks that is a good thing, then being "reduced to that" should be an accolade, rather than a smear. Personally, I'd like to know why she thinks the world would be a better place with a lower proportion of male CEO's. What is it that women can do as a founder/CEO that men can't? ;)

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