Shedding little information about Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page’s health and his unspecified condition that has affected his voice the Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, Mr. Page had "lost his voice" and "can't do any public speaking engagements for the time being,"
Mr. Page missed Google’s annual meeting on Thursday and would be missing two other important meetings over the next several weeks. He however wrote an email addressed to his employees that said, “there is nothing seriously wrong with me” and he would “continue to run the company.”
The 39-year-old co-founder, billionaire took over as chief executive last year, this being his second time running Google. He was absent from the shareholder meeting at the company headquarters. At the meeting Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of the company said, "Larry will continue to run the company, he's running all the strategic business decisions and all that."
A time when the death of the apple giant Steve Jobs is still fresh, the public and investors find the non-disclosoure of information about his health unfair. “Public company CEOs have responsibilities to a wide set of constituents, some of whom have a legitimate claim to know about material information," said Post. Wall Street analysts by and large took the news of Page's extended nonappearance in stride, though some expressed concern about the lack of information.
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