New Alphabet Boss Is An Old Champ
Sundar Pichai was officially made CEO of Alphabet Inc. but in reality, he had been running the company for several years. The change in guard brought no change at the ground level because wasn’t a stranger to Google.
Meet Sundar Pichai
Curriculum Vitae of the 47-year old engineer from India reads like a typical Silicon Valley operator. He holds a Master’s degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a short stint in McKinsey & Co.
He joined Google in 2004 and soon was made responsible for Google’s most popular products including Gmail, the Chrome browser and Android. His colleagues call him collaborative and loyal. He once turned down offer of a big stock because he thought he had already been paid generously.
Pichai made head of Google
It was in 2015, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin created the Alphabet holding that Sundar Pichai was made Google’s boss. The founders handed total executive control of Google to Pichai to develop self-driven cars and technology that can improve quality of life.
Reputation of Sundar Pichai in Silicon Valley
He enjoys a positive image in the valley. He’s the guy that kept the cash flowing ag Google. But he was a lesser known guy partly because Larry Page and Sergey Brin were technically holding control of the company. The US Senate also asked Larry Page to appear and not Sundar Pichai. But it was Pichai who appeared before a House Judiciary Committee meeting.
Achievements of Sundar Pichai
He did more than simply keeping the lights on at Google. His work on popularizing artificial intelligence between customers and investors and how AI could help in every sphere of life from cloud computing to search ads to health care to software and mobile phones was recognized by the company and the world at large.