Everybody knows who is Sundar Pichai . He has earned a name in the world doing hardwork and rising from Google Product Manager to Google CEO.
He was announced the CEO of Google on August 10, 2015.
It became a proud moment for the Indian community to see an Indian-born make it to the list of the CEOs in the Tech.
Early Life and Childhood
He was born on 12 July 1972 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. He belongs to a lower middle class family.
His Father Raghunath Pichai worked as an Electrical Engineer in General Electric in Chennai. His mother, Lakshmi, was a Stenographer until she gave birth to her kids.
Pichai saw technology in his hands at the age of 12 when his father bought a land line phone for the house.
Sundar completed his Class X at Jawahar Vidyalaya, at Ashok Nagar and completed the Class 12 from Vana Vani school at Chennai. Pichai then graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.
He completed his MS in Material sciences and Engineering from Stanford University and later went on to complete an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Career before Google
Sundar Pichai worked for McKinsey & Company in management consulting during his pre-Google days. He also contributed his talents in engineering and product management at Applied Materials.
Career at Google
His rose very fast at Google from Product Manager to CEO.
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and is known to have worked on popular products like Toolbar. He also has worked on other products Google Gears and Google Pack, before Chrome was launched.
However, the success of the Toolbar helped Pichai pace his career. Google noticed that the toolbar increased the user searches. This eventually led to the start of Google Chrome; Google’s very own browser.
Pichai is the man responsible for driving Google’s Chrome OS and browser to the fore.
He was appointed as VP of product development in 2008. He introduced Chrome browser to the world. Soon it was followed by Chrome OS in 2009.
Pichai came more into the public limelight at Google presentations from 2008 and very soon became a well-known face of Google. He was the Senior VP of Chrome and apps by 2012.
In 2015, Sundar was announced to be the new CEO of Google as their well-known leader, Larry Page was retiring from google to take up the reigns at Alphabet, Inc.
The man responsible for the smooth ties with partners like Samsung is believed to be Sundar Pichai.
Sundar Pichai serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at Ruba, Inc. He headed Jive Software from April 2011 until 30 July 2013.
Google appointed Pichai CEO on August 10, 2015, after previously being appointed Product Chief by then-CEO Larry Page on 24 October 2014.
He has made over $100.5 million in the year 2015.