Google Inc. said it plans to search for a new chief financial officer (CFO) within six moths after announcing that current CFO Patrick Pichette is retiring.
The 51-year-old Pichette, who joined Google in 2008, will remain in the company through the transition period following his intention to retire on March 4.
Pichette said that he has decided to step down to travel and spend more time with his personal life and family after working for 25 to 30 years.
The CFO, however, said he will only leave Google when the company has found a new CFO and stressed that the will help the new CFO through an orderly transition.
It was under Pichette that Google made some of its biggest acquisitions, including the USD9.8bn purchase of Motorola’s wireless business.