Google Workspace boss Javier Soltero will leave the division after three years, it has been revealed.
According to an internal email from Google Cloud president Thomas Kurian, the veteran executive will leave the position on July 15. protocol†
Prior to joining Google, Soltero spent more than four years at Microsoft, where he rose to Corporate Vice President, Cortana, after starting as General Manager, Outlook Mobile.
Aparna Pappu, who currently works as VP of Engineering at Google, will replace Soltero. He has over 14 years of experience with the company and has held several senior engineering positions in various fields.
Evolution of Google Workspace
Soltero’s tenure was certainly successful for the suite of productivity software and collaboration tools. The number of monthly active Google Workspace users has grown by more than 50 percent in the past three years.
And Google hasn’t slowed down in rolling out new features during Soltero’s reign.
For example, Google Workspace recently got a new sharing interface in an effort to make online collaboration easier for users. This streamlined approach brings controls that were previously more separate into one easy-to-use panel.
While the latest data shows that Google is still a long way from Microsoft in the office software market, Soltero suggests he leave the project well-positioned to further challenge its rival.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with so many talented people on incredible products that are truly useful to billions,” Soltero said on Twitter. “I am proud of what we have achieved during this time and have confidence in the Workspace team, the leaders and our strategy.”