Sundar Pichai biography

Sundar Pichai

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1972 –

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Who is Sundar Pichai?

Pichai Sundararajan, better known as Sundar Pichai is an Indian born American businessman. He is a senior vice president at Google, where he oversees Android, Chrome and Google Apps. He received his Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and was awarded an Institute Silver Medal. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive. He went on to oversee the development of different apps like Gmail and Google Maps. On 19 November 2009, Pichai gave a demonstration of Chrome OS. On 20 May 2010, he announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google, and introduced the new video format WebM.

On 13 March 2013, Pichai added Android to the Google products he oversees. Android was formerly managed by Andy Rubin. He was believed to be one of the contenders for the CEO position of Microsoft in 2014.

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Born
1972
Chennai
Ethnicity
  • Indian American
Nationality
  • India
Education
  • Master of Science, Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Master's Degree, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    Business Administration
Employment
  • Senior Vice President of Chrome, Google
  • Director, Jive Software
    (2011/04 - )
  • Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company
  • Applied Materials
  • Chief Executive Officer, Android Inc
    (2013 - )
Lived in
  • United States of America

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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