According to Bloomberg, Google will replace Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha when the Google-Motorola buyout deal is completed in China. Jha served as the CEO from 2008 after a time as COO of Qualcomm. Now, it looks as though he will be replaced by Google’s own Dennis Woodside.
Woodside was directly involved with Google’s advertisement business, serving as President of the Americas from 2009 to 2011. Before that, he was a Vice President. Woodside started at Google as a Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney until his promotion in 1998. He’s been with the company for fifteen and a half years since 1996. He received his BS in Industrial Relations at Cornell, moving quickly to Stanford where he earned his law degree.
Larry Page ensured folks last month that, “Motorola is obviously going to remain a licensee of Android, and Android will remain open.” There will be no special favors, he says.