Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet | Sundar Pichai

About Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Alphabet and Google. It is a noteworthy achievement to become the CEO of two high profile businesses. 

Who is Sundar Pichai?

Sundar Pichai started with humble beginnings in India. His full name is Pichai Sundararajan. He was born on July 12, 1972 in Madaras which is now known as Chennai. 

Pichai had one sibling brother and they both used to sleep in the living room while growing up. His father was an electrical engineer at the British multinational GEC. His father was not very rich, but believed in giving his kids good education. 

Sudndar was really interested in technology from a very young age. He possessed an extra ordinary memory and used to remember a lot of phone numbers. He took an advantage of his intelligence and earned a degree in metallurgy in B.Tech in 1993. He also won a silver medal at the Indian Institute of Technology Khargapur. Later, he was also awarded a scholarship program at the Standford University in United States.

After completing his Maters in America, he briefly worked for Applied Materials. Then, he chose to study MBA in 2002 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He collected a lot of certifications based on his merit.

Once he completed his MBA, he started working at a management consulting firm called McKinsey & Co. Although, he worked there for a brief time only. In 2004, he chose to join Google as the head of product management and development. 

Sundar Pichai and Google

He was working on the Google toolbar initially and this enabled a lot of users to switch to Google search engine from Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. After that, he was directly involved in the development of Google’s browser- Chrome. The Google Chrome browser was later released in 2008.    

In that same year, Sundar was made the vice president of product development and he started getting involved in an active public role. In 2012, he was again promoted to the senior vice president. Following that, he was made the product chief of both Google and Android smart phone operating system in 2014. 

Sundar had a great track record and thus, he was wanted by a lot of companies. In 2011, he was offered a great package by Twitter. At the same time, Microsoft offered him to become their CEO in 2014. However, in both the cases, Google offered him a larger financial package and retained him. 

He has also helped Google to negotiate a $3.2 billion dollar deal to acquire Nest labs in 2014. Hence, when Google announced the creation of Alphabet Inc. in 2015, they decided to make Sundar Pichai the CEO of Google. Later in 2019, he was also named the CEO of Alphabet, which is subsidiary of Google. 

Sundar Pichai is one of the most 100 influential people of 2020 as per the Times Magazine. He has been invited as a speaker in various events and functions. He is one of the greatest minds that the world has.

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