Diane Greene is dwindling as the head of Google's cloud business.
Oracle's former executive, Thomas Kurian, will replace Greene as CEO of Google Cloud, announced in a blog post on Friday. Kurian joined the company on November 26 and will take over the leadership role in January, and Greene will continue to be CEO until then, he said.
Greene, who was the CEO of Google Cloud since December 2015, said he had not planned to remain in office for a long time. After going down, she plans to focus on mentoring and support entrepreneurs and educational technology projects.
"After three years of incredible strangulation and productivity, it's time to go through the passions that I have had in mentoring and education for a long time," he said in the post.
Even after resigning as CEO of Google Cloud, Greene will remain in the board of the parent company of Google, Alphabet, said in the post. He has been the company's director since 2012.
CNBC first reported the news.
Kurian was the president of product development at Oracle, where he led his efforts in cloud computing. After a 22-year season at Oracle, he resigned in September after colliding with Larry Ellison, the founder and chief executive officer of the company.
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In a statement, Kurian said that he was eager to join Google.
"I am excited to join the fantastic Google Cloud team at this important and promising moment," he said.
In his own statement, Google CEO Sundar Pichai praised Greene's efforts in the company's cloud efforts.
"I have a deep appreciation for everything Diane has done and I am very happy that we continue to benefit from her wisdom as she continues to serve on our board of directors," he said.
Greene, the founder and former CEO of VMware, was about to delay because Google Cloud became a distant one also for Amazon and Microsoft Azure web services in the cloud computing market.
Here is the blog post from Greene:
When I joined Google full time to run Cloud in December 2015, I told my family and friends that it would be for two years. Now, after a great and productive stress of three years, it is time to go through the passions that have long been in mentoring and education.
The tutorial will include investing and helping female CEOs who have engineering or science funds. I want to encourage every woman, engineer and scientist, to think about in terms of building their own company someday. The world will be a better place with more female CEOs founders.
The work in education will be especially initiatives that combine technology with face-to-face education to make a quality education of low cost, scalable and personalized. When bebop was bought by Google, I made all my income for philanthropy, it's time to put that money into work.
Thomas Kurian, a technologist and a respected executive, will join Google Cloud on November 26 and will become the leading role of Google Cloud in early 2019. Sundar, Urs and I interviewed Thomas, and I think he's going to do a surprising job helping him to take Google Cloud to the next level. Thomas has 22 years of experience in Oracle; Most recently, he was President of Product Development.
I will continue as CEO until January, working with Thomas to ensure a smooth transition. I will be the director of the board of alphabets.
The Google Cloud team has done amazing things in the last three years and I am proud to be part of this transforming work. We move to Google Cloud to have only two major clients and a startups collection to have large Fortune 1000 companies betting on their future in Google Cloud, which we should accept as a great compliment and a great responsibility.
We have created a solid business together, created by the integration of sales, marketing, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Apps / G Suite in what is now called Google Cloud.
We establish a professional training and services organization and association organizations. We renew the engineering of the clients and we add a team of experts in the Office of the CTO. We were also pioneers in helping companies adopt the AI through our Advanced Solutions Lab. We have built a complete marketing organization that, in just three years, has received many awards, including the Cannes Lions awards. We configured our verticals in the industry where we obtained a massive traction in health, financial services, retailers, games and media, energy and manufacturing, and transportation. We instructed the Cloud ML and Cloud IoT groups. We acquired Apigee, Kaggle, Qwiklabs and several great small startups. Our technological development has been recognized throughout the industry, and Google Cloud differentiates in security, AI, open modernization of hybrid applications, G Suite and many other areas. We are now recognized as a leader in 11 Gartner Magic Quadrants and Forrester Waves.
But here I am very proud: the phenomenal team together and how together we have built all our functions for the business preparation and business execution of the company. When this journey started, some people would say that Google had a great technology, but they were not sure that customers would depend on Google as their business partner. In our recent Google Cloud Next event in San Francisco, we had more than 23,000 attendees, which represents a growth of 10x as of 2016. With almost 300 clients talking about how Google Cloud is helping to transform their businesses, nobody questioned the our seriousness or our abilities.
The space in the cloud is early and there is a huge opportunity ahead. I love working with everyone. I am especially grateful to all our clients, partners and employees for about three years surprising to work with you.