Google was recently all over the internet because of the major restructuring the technology giant has gotten into. Under its umbrella brand- Alphabet- the company strives to ensure its longevity and to give a boost to its stock market value. But the main reason why India is so enthusiastic about this restructuring has something to do with the new Indian Origin Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google.
Pichai Sundararajan is better known as Sundar Pichai. He was the product chief at Google and now he has been announced the new CEO of the tech giant firm. Belonging to a Tamil background, Pichai received his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to this, he completed his high school and intermediate from his hometown in Chennai.
After IIT Kharagpur, Pichai went abroad for further studies. He did an MS in Material Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University. He is also an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was honored with the title of a Siebel Scholar and Palmer Scholar. The title recognizes the most talented students of the graduate schools of China, US, Japan, Italy and France. Among so many contenders, Pichai was chosen as the Siebel Scholar.
After completing his studies at two of the most renowned universities of the US, Pichai started his career with McKinsey and Company. He then joined Google in 2004 as its vice president of Product Management and worked on some of the most important projects of the company including Google Drive and Chrome. The previous CEO of Google- Larry Page- appointed Sundar Pichai as the Product Chief in 2014. And on August 10, 2015, he was appointed as the new CEO of Google under its new umbrella brand Alphabet.
The down-to-earth, soft-spoken genius is counted among the prominent Indian origin people who have made a significant difference in the global IT world.