Born: Pichai Sundararajan
Birth Date: July 12, 1972
Birth Place: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Alma mater: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
The Wharton School
Salary: US$199.7million (2016)
Net worth: US$1.3 billion (2018)
Title: CEO of Google
Board member of:
Spouse(s): Anjali Pichai
Children: kiran Pichai, kavya Pichai
Parent(s): Father:Regunatha Pichai Mother:Lakshmi Pichai
Pichai Sundararajan (born July 12, 1972), also known as Sundar Pichai(/ˈsʊndɑːr pɪˈtʃaɪ/), is an Indian-American business executive. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google LLC. Formerly the Product Chief of Google, Pichai's current role was announced on August 10, 2015, as part of the restructuring process that made Alphabet Inc. into Google's parent company, and he assumed the position on October 2, 2015.
Early life and education
Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India in a Tamil family. His mother Lakshmi was a stenographer and his father, Regunatha Pichai was an electrical engineer at GEC, the British conglomerate. His father also had a manufacturing plant that produced electrical components. Pichai grew up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai.
Pichai completed schooling in Jawahar Vidyalaya, a Central Board of Secondary Education school in Ashok Nagar, Chennai and completed the Class XII from Vana Vani school in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He earned his degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering. He is currently a distinguished alumnus. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University in material sciences and engineering, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar, respectively.
Pichai worked in engineering and product management at Applied Materials and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive. He went on to oversee the development of different applications such as Gmail and Google Maps. On November 19, 2009, Pichai gave a demonstration of Chrome OS; the Chromebook was released for trial and testing in 2011, and released to the public in 2012. On May 20, 2010, he announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google and introduced the new video format, WebM.
On March 13, 2013, Pichai added Android to the list of Google products that he oversees. Android was formerly managed by Andy Rubin. He was a director of Jive Software from April 2011 to July 30, 2013. Pichai was selected to become the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015 after previously being appointed Product Chief by CEO, Larry Page. On October 24, 2015 he stepped into the new position at the completion of the formation of Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for the Google company family.
Pichai had been suggested as a contender for Microsoft's CEO in 2014, a position that was eventually given to Satya Nadella.
In August 2017, Pichai drew publicity for firing a Google employee who wrote a ten-page manifesto criticizing the company's diversity policies and arguing that "distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and ... these differences may explain why we don't see equal representation of women in tech and leadership". While noting that the manifesto raised a number of issues that are open to debate, Pichai said in a memo to Google employees that "to suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK".
In December 2017, Pichai was a speaker at the World Internet Conference in China, where he stated that "a lot of work Google does is to help Chinese companies. There are many small and medium-sized businesses in China who take advantage of Google to get their products to many other countries outside of China."
Pichai is married to Anjali Pichai and has two children. Pichai's interests include soccer and cricket. He is an avid fan of FC Barcelona and states that "he watches every game of the club".
|Sundar Pichai Family, Relatives|
|Sundar Pichai Father||Regunatha Pichai (used to work as a senior electrical engineer at General Electric)|
|Sundar Pichai Mother Name||Lakshmi (worked as a stenographer)|
|Sundar Pichai Brother Name||1 (Younger)|
|Sundar Pichai Sister Name||N/A|
|Sundar Pichai Affairs, Girlfriends/Boyfriends, Marital Status|
|Sundar Pichai Girlfriend Name||Anjali Pichai (Chemical Engineer)|
|Sundar Pichai Wife Name||Anjali Pichai|
|Sundar Pichai Son Name||kiran|
|Sundar Pichai Daughter Name||kavya|
|Sundar Pichai Education, School and College information|
|School||Jawahar Vidyalaya, Ashok Nagar, Chennai
Vana Vani school located in IIT Chennai, Tamil Nadu
|College / University||Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, West Bengal
Stanford University, California, US
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, US
|Educational Qualification||B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
M. S. in Material Sciences & Engineering from Stanford University, US
MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, US
|Sundar Pichai Official Social Network Page/Account|
|Official Instagram Page||sundarpichai|
|Official facebook Page||sundar.pichai|
|Official Twitter Page||sundarpichai|