Google CEO Larry Page may not participate in company’s future quarterly earnings calls
In an announcement which implies that Google CEO Larry Page will likely skip his company's quarterly earnings calls in future, Page said that he may not participate in some of Google's future financial reporting calls with analysts and reporters.
The announcement by Page came on Thursday afternoon, during Google's conference call to report its earnings for the 2013 third quarter.
Despite the fact that Page stopped short of specifying the reason behind his decision to give some of Google's earnings calls a miss in the future, it is speculated that the decision is likely linked to his vocal cord issues.
Page had talked about his vocal cord-related issues in a Google+ post in May this year; when he said that though he has been dealing with throat problems for over a decade, it has been only since 2012 that the problems have started affecting his ability to speak at length. The Thursday announcement by Page is an indication that his condition has probably worsened.
With Page now having announced that he will step back from Google's earnings conference calls in future, his job of presiding over the company's earnings calls will be delegated to trusted lieutenants --- Google's chief financial officer Patrick Pichette; and chief business officer Nikesh Arora. Both Pichette and Arora had been fixtures on the calls ever since Page took over as the Google CEO in April 2011.