16 Facts To Know About Newly-Appointed CEO Of Google Sundar Pichai

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2:33 pm 21 Aug, 2015

The nation is proud of the new CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai. Despite Pichai being a resident of America for the last 20 years, it still remains a matter of pride for Indians. Here, we mention some facts about this Tech giant Sundar Pichai.

1. Sundar Pichai’s real name  is Pichai Sundarajan.

2. He was born in a Tamilian family from Madras.

Pichai comes from a highly-educated family; his father worked as a senior electrical engineer, which led to Pichai’s fascination with gadgets.

3. Pichai earned his Metallurgical degree from IIT Kharagpur.

His professors at IIT, Kharagpur wanted him to pursue PhD at Stanford University.

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4. Instead, this rising star obtained an MS degree from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering

He also pursued MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

5. Consistently being a topper, Sundar was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

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6. Pichai is a father of two children and married to Anjali Pichai, whom he met at IIT Kharagpur.

7. Earlier, Pichai used to work as engineer and product manager at Applied Materials

He also worked as a management consultant at Mckinsey & Company.

8. Pichai also worked as a director of Jive Software for two years from April 2011 to 30th July 2013.

9. In 2004,  Sundar joined Google, leading product management and innovation efforts for Google’s software clients.

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10. Pichai also had to travel overseas to develop apps like Gmail and Google maps.

He was solely responsible for working of Google drive too.

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11. On 13th March, 2013 it was Pichai who added android to the Google products he managed.

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12. Pichai also introduced new video format called WebM and also announced open sourcing of new video codec VP8 by Google.

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13. Sundar Pichai gives the whole credit to his wife Anjali, for being the lady with luck behind his success.

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14. According to sources, Sundar Pichai has also been nominated for CNN-IBN award for the year.

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15. Annual earning of Pichai is said to be around $50 million. 

 

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16. Pichai’s friends and close collogues says if he dials a number, it gets locked in his brain forever.

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