Despite Shake-Up, No Major Changes Ahead: Google CEO

Top management at Google plans no major changes, even though two of the top executives are shifting roles in April, CEO Eric Schmidt told CNBC Friday.

“We going to continue to run the company as we always have,” said Schmidt, speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Schmidt will become executive chairman in the spring, when co-founder Larry Page assumes the role of CEO.

“It’s not as big a change as everyone make it out to be.”

He said the changes were well thought out, and reflected no discord that led to the roles shifting.

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“We run the company as a threesome—a triumvirate,” added Schmidt speaking about Page and the other co-founder Sergey Brin.

"Larry is a very deep thinker and can get in," he said, "and make our product execution even better than it already is."