Sundar Pichai is an Indian American engineer who served as the chief executive of the search engine giant 'Google'. He has now been given the additional duties as the CEO of its parent company 'Alphabet'.
Google's co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have stepped down from their roles of actively managing the parent company Alphabet Inc. and promoted Sundar Pichai to Chief Executive Officer.
This is a significant change that comes at a time when Google is facing anti-trust investigations followed by several controversies over data privacy practices in the USA and across the world.
Both the co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin will continue to serve as the Board of Directors of the company and have shared their thought on simplifying the management structure,
"We are deeply committed to Google and Alphabet for the long term and will actively remain involved as the Board of Directors, Shareholders, and Co-founders. We plan to continue talking with Sundar Pichai on a regular basis, especially on the topics we are passionate about"
and further added...
"Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a president. Sundar will be the CEO of both the companies and responsible for leading Google and managing Alphabet's investment in the portfolio of 'Other Bets'".
On his promotion, the newly appointed CEO Pichai made it clear that his post will not affect the Alphabet structure or its day to day operations.
"I will continue to be very focused on Google and the deep work we are doing to push the boundaries of computing and build a more helpful Google for everyone"
Larry and Sergey shared a letter in their company blog which you can read here and in response, Sundar Pichai tweeted about his duties and focusing on Alphabet for tackling big challenges through technology.
FACTS ABOUT SUNDAR PICHAI - RISE AND RISE OF HIM
# Sundar was born in 1972 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu
# Alumni member of Wharton Business School, Stanford University and IIT Kharagpur
# Worked as consultant at McKinsey & Co before joining Google
# Interviewed on the first day when Google launched Gmail in 2004
# Credited for the creation of Google Chrome browser
# Took over Andy Rubin's group of managing Android business making the smartphone market operating globally
# Google shipped 1 billion android devices one year later Pichai took over Android
# In charge of product and engineering at Google's internet business
# Appointed Google's CEO in November 2015
# Promoted as the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet in December 3, 2019
Another Indian made us proud by taking over the top-notch position in one of the giant companies of the world. This is really an interesting thing to know. Do share your thoughts as to how Indians are taking over Silicon Valley with their expertise and intellect.