Pichai Sundararajan aka Sundar Pichai is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Google Inc. Previously, he worked as a Product Chief at Google. He was born on July 12, 1972 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He studied in Padmaseshadri Bala Bhavan and obtained B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He later graduated in M.S. from Stanford University and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sundar joined Google in the year 2004 and contributed to the development of highly successful Chrome OS and Google Chrome. He also played a vital role in Google Products such as Google Docs and Gmail. He also worked on Google Pack and Google Gears. He held the post of Vice President (Product Development) in 2008. Pichai became the Senior Vice President in 2012 for Chrome and apps. After Andy Rubin left in 2013, he took over the Android project. He also headed Google+ and Google Maps in 2013. He became a product head in October 2014. He played a vital role in developing search products for Firefox, Desktop Search, Gadgets etc.
Before joining Google, he worked at Applied Materials in the department of Engineering Product Management. He also worked at McKinsey in Management Consulting Department.
Let us look at Sunder Pichai’s family in detail
Sundar Pichai’s Parents – Regunatha Pichai and Lakshmi Pichai
Sundar Pichai’s mother Lakshmi was a stenographer and his father, Regunatha Pichai was an electrical engineer at GEC, the British Conglomerate. His father also had a manufacturing plant that produced electrical components.
Sundar Pichai’s Siblings
Sundar Pichai has a younger brother.
Sundar Pichai’s Spouse – Anjali Pichai
After maintaining friendship during his studies at IIT Kharagpur, he married Anjali Pichai, who studied B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) at the same college. She was born in Kota, Rajasthan. She played a vital role in the dramatic rise of Sundar Pichai.
Sundar Pichai has two children, Kiran and Kavya.
Sundar Pichai has a net worth of $150 million. He recently purchased a house in the U.S.
Along with his 15 years association at the search giant – Google, he was also a director at Jive Software Inc. He is also an advisor at Ruba Inc.
His hobbies are sketching, playing guitar, reading and badminton. He is a Tamil Brahmin. He came from a family, who do not have a car or telephone.