LONDON – November 22, 2004 – Google Inc., developer of the award-winning 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 Global Sales and Business Development. “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.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.