The American business leader Pichai Sundararajan, best known by his stage name Sundar Pichai, was born in India on June 10, 1972. He serves as Google's parent company Alphabet Inc.'s and CEO of both organisations. As a materials engineer, Pichai started his profession. Pichai joined Google in 2004 after a brief stint at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. He oversaw product management and innovation efforts for a number of Google's client software products, including Chrome and ChromeOS, and was largely in charge of Google Drive. He continued to manage the creation of new programmes, including Gmail and Google Maps.
Pichai also introduced the new video format, WebM, in 2010 along with the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google. In 2012, the Chromebook was made available. Pichai added Android to the list of Google products he was in charge of in 2013.On August 10, 2015, Pichai was chosen to succeed Larry Page as Google's CEO after previously serving as the company's Product Chief. He started in his new role on October 24, 2015, when Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for the Google firm family, was fully formed. In 2017, he was elected to the Alphabet Board of Directors.
In 2016 and 2020, Pichai appeared on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people.
Education & Early Life
Pichai was born to a Tamil family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father, Regunatha Pichai, worked as an electrical engineer for the British corporation GEC, and his mother, Lakshmi, was a stenographer. Additionally, his father owned a facility that made electrical components. Pichai graduated from Vana Vani School at IIT Madras and the Jawahar Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School in Ashok Nagar, Chennai, respectively. He is a notable graduate of IIT Kharagpur, where he received his degree in metallurgical engineering. He has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, where he was designated a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar, respectively.
Career And Life
Pichai has experience in management consulting at McKinsey & Company as well as engineering and product management at Applied Materials. Pichai joined Google in 2004 and is essentially in charge of Google Drive in addition to leading the product management and innovation activities for a number of Google's client software products, including Chrome and ChromeOS. Later, he oversaw the creation of other programmes like Gmail and Google Maps. Pichai unveiled ChromeOS on November 19, 2009; the Chromebook was made available for testing and evaluation in 2011, and it was made available to the general public in 2012. He unveiled the new video format, WebM, and announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google on May 20, 2010.
In 2014, Pichai was mentioned as a potential candidate to succeed Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft. Pichai gained attention in August 2017 after he fired a Google employee for penning a ten-page manifesto critical of the company's diversity practises.
Speaking at the World Internet Conference in China in December 2017, Pichai said, "A lot of the work Google conducts is to help Chinese companies. Many small and medium-sized firms in China use Google to market their goods in numerous other nations outside of China. Pichai took over as Alphabet Inc.'s CEO in December 2019. In 2022, the sum of his pay from the corporation exceeded $200 million.
Pichai is wed to Anjali Pichai, with whom he shares two kids. Anjali is a native of India's Kota. While enrolled in IIT Kharagpur together, the two became good friends. He enjoys playing football and cricket for fun. Hinduism is practised by Pichai. In California's Los Altos Hills, he resides.