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
"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
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.
About Google Inc.
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