Who knew that a common Google employee who is half Indian half American, who just came into fame in 2008 due to the launch of Google web master on Labour Day, will one day become the CEO of Google, a company that has the answer to all questions- big or small. Yes, you guessed it right. He is Sundar Pichai, the Indian-American CEO of Google. The middle age software guy is not just a Google employee but also the pride of India.
Sundar Pichai- Background:
When Google first launched its Google Chrome webmaster in 2008, Sundar Pichai came into the press room hits but soon all the sparks vanished. After all he wasn’t any celebrity. But who knew that after six years of being just an efficient google employee, Pichai today has won the throne of CEO, Google.
Sundar Pichai is the first Indian to rule the land of American Google. Pichai was a simple South Indian guy from Tamil NAdu until he bagged the job at Google. After completing his simple middle class school education from Chennai, Pichai went to IIT Kharagpur after cracking the IIT-JEE with top all India rank. He completed his B.Tech in Metallurgical engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Later, he moved to USA to complete his M.S from Stanford University. Sundar Pichai also holds a degree of MBA from Wharton School (USA). Initially he worked for McKinsey and company till 2004 before he joined Google. He joined Google empires in 2004 and since then he never looked back.
Rise of Sundar Pichai- from employee to CEO, Google:
After leaving McKinsey in 2004 from the post of management consulting, Sundar Pichai joined Google. Initially he led the product management and innovation presentation of Google’s webmaster, Google Chrome for his clients. From 2006 to 2010, Pichai saw an exponentially increasing graph in his career. He led the Google team in developing many useful Google apps like Gmail, Google maps and so on. In 2013, Sundar Pihai brought Android to the Google list.
By 2013, Sundar Pichai already bagged the position of Director of Product management in Google. Due to his efforts that he put in for the Google toolbar development, he was soon under serious complimenting eyes. It became quite evident that soon Pichai is going to bag a better position in the company itself. After Google chrome was launched, Pichai was promoted to Vice president position and then to senior Vice-president. In August, 2015, eyeing the hard work and passion for the company, Sundar Pichai was selected as the next CEO of Google.
Ever since Sundar Pichai stepped in to Google, he has already set new standards for the company. Pichai, 44, is an Indian man with American accent. His constant stay in American ever since his MS degree has granted him the permission of being the official resident of United States of America. Sundar Pichai lives in the Los Altos region of California, USA with his beloved wife and two children. Apart from Google, Pichai is interested in playing soccer and cricket.