Sundar Pichai is the Google’s new CEO. Earlier he was the Senior Vice President, Google. He is one of the most important executives at Google. He born at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India on 12th July 1972 to Tamil speaking parents Lakshmi & Regunatha Pichai. His father was the senior electrical engineer for the British conglomerate, GEC.
About his educational qualifications, he studied at Jawahar Vidyalaya till Std X and then in Vana Vani Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He acquired Metallurgical Engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur. He is from Tamil Nadu. He also have a MS from Stanford University and an acquired MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sundar Pichai is married and has a daughter and Son. He holds the United States citizenship. Earlier he worked in engineering and product management field and McKinsey & Company. He joined google in 2004. He is a soft-spoken person who has done wonderful job for the success of Google Chrome, Chrome OS and Google Drive.
He also worked for the development of different apps like Gmail and Google Maps. He has done the famous demonstration of Chrome OS and the Chromebook. The open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google also announced by him. Later he introduced a new video format WebM.
Sundar Pichai congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and many other dignitaries for his promotion to the helm of the technology giant – Google. Now, he becomes the only the third chief executive of the company after Schmidt and co-founder Larry Page.
Sundar Pichai Top Facts
- New CEO of Google
- He was born in 1972 (now 43 years old) and grew up in Chennai.
- Studied at IIT Kharagpur alumnus, and attended Stanford for MS and Wharton for his MBA.
- Joined Google in 2004
- He was behind the Google Chrome browser and the Chrome OS
- Started Google search tool bar
- His team launched the Google Chrome browser in 2008
- Larry Page’s right-hand man and even accompanied him when Google tried to acquire Nest
- Married and Has a Daughter and a Son
- Twitter tried to hire Pichai four years ago but Google Paid Millions to Keep Him From Leaving
- He has Net Worth of Multi Millions
- One of the top contenders for the top job at Microsoft
- He was the Android head in 2013, and later in 2014
- He is a soccer and chess lover and also a big cricket fan