December 21, 2017 / 10:39 PM / in a year

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down from his position to become a technical advisor as of its next regular board meeting in January 2018.

He will continue to serve on the Alphabet's board of directors, the company said. (

“I’m incredibly excited about the progress our companies are making and about the strong leaders who are driving that innovation,” said Chief Executive Larry Page.

Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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