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Thursday 23 March 2017

Google's business chief departs in latest leadership change

Google’s chief business officer is the latest high-ranking executive to depart the Internet search giant.

Nikesh Arora, who joined Google almost ten years ago, will move to Japan's SoftBank as vice chairman.

The announcement was made in a post by Page on the Google+ social network.

Sales team leader at the firm, Omid Kordestani, who has led sales teams at Google for years, has been appointed as acting chief business officer.

Arora's surprise departure was announced as Google reported results that beat investors' expectations on Thursday.

Revenue in the three months ended June 30 totalled $15.96bn, compared to $13.11bn in the year-ago period.

Shares of Google were up roughly 1pc in after hours trading on Thursday at $580.

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