Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BioGraphy of Sundar Pichai

Pichai Sundararajan, better known as Sundar Pichai, was a technology executive, Product Chief at Google. Pichai was announced as the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015

Sundar Pichai was born on July 12, 1972 in Chennai, a city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. His father was an electrical engineer, his mother worked as a stenographer.

The family of four lived in a two-room apartment, with Sundar and his younger brother sleeping in the living room. During much of his childhood, the Pichais didn’t have a television or a car.

Sundar Pichai studied Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. Pichai was the "brightest of his batch".

After graduating, he won an additional scholarship to Stanford University.

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.

Pichai worked in engineering and product management at Applied Materials and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company

Sundar 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 apps like Gmail and Google Maps

At Google, Pichai is described as soft-spoken, and well liked. He is also very popular among developers - he runs Google's annual developer event, Google I/O

Larry page praised Sundar Pichai in his blog post. He says,
"Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for quite some time now, and I’ve been tremendously enjoying our work together. "

As a Google CEO, Sundar Pichai has to face lot of challenges, especially Facebook's tough competition for Youtube in the Video space.

Images Credit: Sundar Pichai (Via bloomberg)

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