An Indian Man Who Replaced Larry Page As CEO Of Google
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Sundar Pichai, the executive who replaced Larry Page as Google’s CEO announced on Monday.
The new CEO of Google born in 1972, Sundar Pichai grew up and did his schooling in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Pichai was graduated from Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT ) in Metallurgical Engineering. Pichai was recommended by his Professors at IIT to pursue PhD at Stanford University. But he decided to do M.S and MBA. 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.
- According to Larry Page
“I feel very fortunate to have someone as talented as he is to run the slightly slimmed down Google and this frees up time for me to continue to scale our aspirations,”
He said he was impressed with Pichai’s “progress and dedication to the company” and promised to continue to groom him, who has been at Google since 2004.
“I have been spending quite a bit of time with Sundar, helping him and the company in any way I can, and I will of course continue to do that.”
In his current role, Pichai oversees product management, engineering and research for Google’s products and platforms, according to Google’s filing at the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Before that, he was SVP of Google Android, Chrome and Apps, working on consumer products “used by millions of people,” the filing said.
Pichai was part of the team that launched the Chrome browser in 2008 and, prior to that, worked on various search products, including Google Toolbar, Desktop Search, Gadgets, and Google Gears and Gadgets, according to Business Insider magazine.
Before joining Google, Pichai worked as an engineer at manufacturer Applied Materials, followed by a stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, according to Business Insider.
US media described him as soft-spoken, little-known, and a long-time right-hand man to mentor Page.
Page said Pichai is the man to steer the Google ship in the coming years, as it continues to innovate and expand its product base.
“Google itself is also making all sorts of new products, and I know Sundar will always be focused on innovation-continuing to stretch boundaries,” he said.
“I know he deeply cares that we can continue to make big strides on our core mission to organize the world’s information.”