How Sundar Pichai climbed the ranks to become Google CEO


A low-key style and an unusually firm handle on diplomacy propelled new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the top of the search engine giant, former colleagues said, cementing his successes such as creating the Chrome browser. As part of a major overhaul of its operating structure, Google said on Monday it was creating a new holding company called Alphabet.

Google co-founder Larry Page will step down as Google's chief and Pichai was appointed as head of a "slimmed-down" version of the company. ALSO READ: Google.

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