Larry Page, one of the founders and former CEO of Google, announced on a blog post about the restructuring of the Internet Giant. He informed about the formation of Alphabet as the umbrella incorporation. He will be the CEO of Alphabet Inc. He also announced that Sundar Pichai will be the new CEO of Google.
|Sundar at the Stanford Dorm. Notice the Indian Slipper (chappal)|
People who are aware of the developments in the tech world were not surprised by this new. Few months back, Sundar was made the head of product development of Google which was a clear indication of him being offered the top post in future.
Larry Page and Sergei Brin, two founders of Google, have always admired Sundar Pichai.
Sundar joined Google in 2004 and soon impressed the then CEO Eric Schmidt with his presentation about the need of new browser. It was Sundar who lead the team for Chrome Web Browser, and it was he who ensured the death of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
The full name of the Google CEO is Pichai Sundararajanin. He is a Tamil Brahmin. He was born in 1972 in Chennai. His father was working with GEC as an Assistant Electrical Engineer and used to stay in a two room flat.
|Sundar pichai with his parents in India|
Sundar and his brother did schooling from Jawahar Vidyalaya (located at IIT Madras Campus) and Vana Vani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, a reputed Chennai educational institution. He worked hard for IIT entrance, and was dreaming of getting Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras. Unfortunately, his rank was not sufficient and he was satisfied with Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. After IIT, he went to the USA and did MS from Stanford University. After working few months with a Semiconductor firm, Sundar joined Wharton School of Business for MBA.
Wife of Sundar Pichai
Anjali Pichai is the wife of Sundar. The couple has one daughter and a son (Kavya and Kiran). Sundar came in contact with Anjali during his IIT days. However, it took few years for them to cover the journey from ‘just friend’ to a couple. Sundar proposed Anjali during his final year of Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Anjali accepted the offer.
|Sundar with wife Anjali Pichai in the USA|
Sundar had to go to the USA for further study and because of lack of money he was not able to contact Anjali, who was in India. They couldn’t talk for more than six months. Later, Anjali also went to the USA for MS. When Sundar joined a Semiconductor firm, he took the permission of his parents to marry Anjali. They married and Anjali left for USA with Sundar.
It is said that the credit behind meterioric rise of Sundar is Anjali. It was she who advised her to not quit Google. You might know Sundar had the offer of becoming the CEO of Microsoft. He was also contacted by Yahoo! And Twitter. But, he remained with Google on the advice of Anjali, and is now the CEO.