Sundar Pichai, the recently appointed CEO of Google Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Company. Sundar Pichai has been serving Google for over ten years. He is the first Indian to be appointed as the CEO of Google, which itself is a relatively young company as compared to other giants in its league like Microsoft, Oracle and Apple. Let’s have a look at some of the interesting and inspiring facts about Sundar Pichai.
Pichai Is a graduate from IIT Kharagpur and thereafter he went to study MS from Stanford University and MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pensylvania. He was named a Siebel Scholar at Wharton.
Before becoming the CEO, Pichai was the product chief at Google and he has also served at companies like McKinsey & Company in the management consulting division and in product management at Applied Materials.
The world famous Sundar Pichai as we know today was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He has had a very humble childhood. He did not even have a car and a Television at his home during his childhood.
He was a genius from his childhood. He was fond of Technology and could remember every phone number he called as a child.
Different field of Study
Even though he studied Metallurgy and materials engineering, which was not the area he intended to work in, his interest for electronics and computer science made him took electronics as a subject even though it was not a part of the curriculum.
Down to Earth person
Sundar is an extremely down to earth person and even though he is the CEO of one of the world’s biggest companies, he still maintains contacts with his fellows from IIT through Skype.
Idea for Chrome
It was Sundar who first proposed the idea for a separate web browser. The idea was not taken seriously before due to the popularity and universality of Internet Explorer but once launched, Chrome today is the most famous browser of the world.
Contender for Microsoft’s CEO post
Sundar Pichai is so good at his work that he was one of the top contenders for the top post of Microsoft as its CEO which finally went to Satya Nadella (another Indian)
Sundar Pichai is a big sports fan. In his recent visit to India he revealed that as a child he used to admire Sunil Gavaskar and with time he also started following Sachin Tendulkar. He also loves soccer.
Popularity at Google
Sundar is considered to be the best boss at Google He maintains a very co-ordial relation even with his subordinates and listens to everyone.
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