Who is Sundar Pichai? All you need to know

Pichai Sundararajan, aka Sundar Pichai, has been appointed the new CEO of Google amid an operational overhaul by the company.

In a move to focus on its more creative and ambitious projects, Google has created a holding company called Alphabet. Under the new corporate structure, the Google unit will encompass the core search engine as well Google Maps and YouTube.

  • Pichai most recently served as the company's senior vice president of products. Here’s what you didn’t know about Pichai.
  • Took over Android division in 2013, is credited with making it collaborative with Google’s other businesses
  • Is said to have bettered Google’s ties with key partners like Samsung
  • Was also the mover behind setting Chrome up as the browser to beat
  • Was rumoured to be a candidate for the top job at Microsoft, which went to another Indian-origin whiz, Satya Nadella
  • Was born in Chennai, where his father was an engineer and his mother was a stenographer, according to Businessweek magazine
  • Went to IIT-Kharagpur before doing an MS from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked at Applied Materials and McKinsey before joining Google in 2004

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