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10 Interesting Facts About Google New CEO Sundar Pichai
Today, the search engine giant Google has announced some considerable changes in its executive network. From today, world's popular Chrome and Android head Mr. Pichai becomes the next CEO of the Californian-based Google.
In 2004, Pichai joined Google as low-key manager where he managed the team working on Google's Chrome browser and other works regarding operating system.
In a quick succession, Mr.Pichai earned more responsibility by getting engaged in other Google related products including Android, Gadgets, Desktop Search and etc, which took increasingly meteoric tenor, and soon he became Vice President, then Senior Vice President. Also he went on to oversee the develeopment of different apps like Gmail and Google Maps.
Now, GizBot presents you the 10 Interesting Facts About Google New CEO Sundar Pichai:
Fact No. 1
Pichai belongs to Chennai, Tamil Nadu and he was born in 1972. He did his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School (PSBB), Nungambakkam.
Fact No. 2
He lives in San Francisco, California and is married to Anjali Pichai. The couple is blessed with two children: a daughter and a son.
Fact No. 3
Soft-spoken Pichai is a soccer fan. He was a captain in his school cricket team. He comes from an humble family background. He has been described as a "skilled diplomat".
Fact No. 4
Before joining Google in 2004, he worked with McKinsey & Company.
In Google, he led the product management and gave innovating ideas for Google Chrome, Chrome OS, Google Drive and helped in apps like Gmail and Google Maps.
In 2008, Google Chrome became one of the world's dominant browser, thus creating a niche for Pichai.
Fact No. 5
In 2014, Pichai was promoted as Product Chief and became second-in-command with Larry Page.
Fact No. 6
He pursued his graduation in Bachelor in Engineering from the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering.
Fact No. 7
He holds dual post-graduate degree, one an MS in Material Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University (in 1993) and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Fact No. 8
Sundar's father, Regunatha Pichai had to take a loan to buy his first flight tickets to the USA.
Fact No. 9
Rumor also has it that leading micro-blogging site Twitter was desperate to hire Pichai as the Vice-President of Product, however, Google made sure he stayed, presumably with a huge bonus.
Fact No. 10
Pichai was announced as the next CEO of Google on 10 August 2015, after previously being appointed Product Chief by current CEO Larry Page on 24 October 2014.
He will step into the new position upon the completion of the formation of Alphabet Inc., the new conglomerate for the Google company family.