Who Was Gloria Sundar Pichai?
Sundar Pichai, in full Pichai Sundararajan, (born July 12, 1972, Madras [now Chennai], Tamil Nadu, India), Indian-born American computer scientist and executive who was CEO of both Google, Inc. (2015– ), and its holding company, Alphabet Inc. (2019– ).
Early life and education
Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. 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 and had a Hindu upbringing.
Following a unexpected stint at the supervision consulting unlimited McKinsey & Co., Pichai related Google in 2004 as the head of product running and go before. He initially worked upon the Google Toolbar, which enabled those using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers to easily admission the Google search engine. Over the adjacent few years, he was directly working in the progress of Googles own browser, Chrome, which was released to the public in 2008. That same year Pichai was named vice president of product assist, and he began to admit a more-lithe public role. By 2012 he was a senior vice president, and two years well along he was made product chief on summit of both Google and the Android smartphone bustling system.
Pichai worked in engineering and product running at Applied Materials and in handing out consulting at McKinsey & Company. Pichai allied Google in 2004, where he led the product supervision and progress efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as adeptly as inborn largely held answerable for Google Drive. He went around to oversee the proceed of auxiliary applications such as Gmail and Google Maps. On November 19, 2009, Pichai gave a disturbance of Chrome OS; the Chromebook was released for events and chemical analysis in 2011, and released to the public in 2012. On May 20, 2010, he announced the right of admission-sourcing of the subsidiary video codec VP8 by Google and introduced the enlarge on video format, WebM.
In 2011 Pichai reportedly was aggressively pursued for employment by microblogging support Twitter, and in 2014 he was touted as a attainable CEO for Microsoft, but in both instances he was established large financial packages to remain gone Google. He along with was known to have helped negotiate Googles $3.2 billion friendship to acquire Nest Labs in 2014. Therefore, behind Google co founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced the foundation of Alphabet Inc., in August 2015, it came as no admiration to industry insiders that Pichai was named CEO of Google, which was reorganized as a subsidiary. In December 2019 he along with was named CEO of Alphabet, replacing Page,who stepped down.