Pichai Sundararajan is the Chief Executive Officer of Google Company under Alphabet Inc. He was the director of Jive Software for 2 years. Sundar was bright and creative from a young age. He received his education from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Now he earns more than $ 50 million. His drive for the technology and equalizing force has made him recognized by the world.
Sundar was born on July 12th 1972 in Chennai Tamil Nadu. His father was a senior electrical engineer for the British conglomerate General Electric Company (GEC). He managed a factory that made electrical components. He did his schooling from GRT Mahalakshmi Vanavani School, which was in the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai campus. Sundar completed his education from Jawahar Vidyalaya School located in Ashok Nagar in Chennai and High school from Vana Vani School in the IIT campus in Chennai. He has keen interest in Cricket and was the captain of his school cricket team.
He is a graduate of Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He pursued M.S. from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was named the Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar. He is a strong team player who gets the job done. He has deep technical expertise and tremendous entrepreneurial flair. This makes him a great leader.
He started working at Applied Materials management consulting at McKinsey & Company at engineering and product management. In the year 2004, he started working at Google. He led product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS. He was responsible for the Google Drive. He was involved with the development of apps Gmail and Google Maps. In 2010, he introduced the new video format WebM. The Chrome OS and the Chromebook was released in 2012. He added Android to the Google’s products.
He was appointed as the product Chief by Larry Page in the year 2014. Larry says Sundar has been the key part of Google. He is also known as Larry’s right hand man. Later he was made the CEO of Google in the year 2015. He married Anjali who was his longtime girlfriend and his college mate in IIT Kharagpur. The couple has kids named Kavya Pichai and Kiran Pichai. The couple has two children. Sundar says his wife plays a major role in his successful life. He feels his luck is his wife who has always stood with him at his even and odd times.
Sundar has been nominated for CNN-IBN Indian of the year.