Google Names New Vice President of European Operations

    November 23, 2004

Google names Nikesh Arora Vice President of European Operations and strengthens focus on Europe. Arora will lead Google’s growing european business.

Google Inc., developer of the Google search engine, today announced that the company named Nikesh Arora as its new vice president of European Operations. Arora brings 16 years of diverse management experience to Google’s expanding European operations and his appointment represents Google’s continued commitment to growth in Europe. Arora will join Google in December, 2004, based in London.

In this newly created role, Arora will manage and develop Google’s operations in the European market. Arora will also be responsible for continuing to create and expand strategic partnerships in Europe for the benefit of Google’s growing number of users and advertisers.

“The leadership and experience that Nikesh Arora brings to Google will be an invaluable asset to Google’s growing European business,” said Omid Kordestani, senior vice president of Google’s Worldwide Sales and Field Operations. “Nikesh’s proven track record of leading high performance teams and driving businesses make him the ideal candidate to take Google’s European operations to the next phase of growth.”

Arora joins Google from T-Mobile, where he was Chief Marketing Officer and a Member of the Management Board. At T-Mobile, Arora was responsible for all product development, terminals, brand and marketing activities of T-Mobile Europe. Arora started working with Deutsche Telekom in 1999, during which time he founded T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International.

Prior to his career at Deutsche Telecom, Arora held management positions at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston.

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