Sundar Pichai

CEO at Google

About

Sundar Pichai was born in Tamil Nadu, India. After completing his undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, he came to the United States to study at Stanford University -- the alma mater of the Google founders and so many other early Googlers.


Pichai got his start at Google in 2004, building the now defunct Google toolbar. The toolbar allowed Internet Explorer and Firefox customers to make Google their default search engine.


In the next few years, he took over Chrome, Google's Web browser.


Pichai eventually became vice president, then senior vice president in 2013 when he added Android to his growing portfolio.


In 2014, he became Google's product chief, overseeing virtually all Google software products not named YouTube. He runs Google+, Google Wallet, Android Pay and Google's Apps services for businesses.


Pichai also runs the Google I/O developers conference, where he serves as the public face of Google for eager customers waiting to know what the next versions of Android and Chrome will do. He also shows off the company's biggest new products and services, including kicking off this year's massive Google Photos announcement..


As CEO of Google, he adds a few more products to his now giant kingdom -- search, ads, maps, apps, Android, Chrome and YouTube are all under his purview.

Timeline

  • CEO

    Current role

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