Pichai in 2020
June 10, 1972
|Education||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (BTech)|
Stanford University (MS)
University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
|Title||CEO of Alphabet and Google|
|Board member of|
Pichai Sundararajan (born June 10, 1972), known as Sundar Pichai (/ /), is an Indian-American business executive. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google LLC.
Born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Pichai earned his degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering. Moving to the United States, he attained an M.S. from Stanford University in material sciences and engineering and further attained an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar, respectively.
Pichai began his career as a materials engineer. He joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive. In addition, he went on to oversee the development of other applications such as Gmail and Google Maps. In 2010, Pichai also announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google and introduced the new video format, WebM. The Chromebook was released in 2012. In 2013, Pichai added Android to the list of Google products that he oversaw.
Pichai was selected to become the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015 after previously being appointed Product Chief by CEO, Larry Page. On October 24, 2015 he stepped into the new position at the completion of the formation of Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for the Google company family.
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