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The way Pichai became the CEO of Google


The way Pichai became the CEO of Googl

After joining Google in 2004, one responsibility after another fell on the shoulders of Sundar Pichai. He also continues to move forward. He is now the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet.

The way Pichai became the CEO of Google

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet


Google's two co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, announced in December 2019 that Sundar Pichai would be the new CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet. And they will both step down from the leadership.

Larry Page was the CEO of Alphabet at the time, and Sergey Brin was the president. And the main business of the alphabet, that is, the weight of the Google search engine was on the shoulders of the beautiful Pichai. He was then promoted to CEO of Google and Alphabet.

Now we all know who this pichai is. But let’s find out how he got to the top of one of the most successful organizations in the world.

He was good at remembering numbers in his childhood

Pichai used to stay in this dormitory room at IIT Kharagpur.  He went there in 2016 after 23 long years

Pichai used to stay in this dormitory room at IIT Kharagpur. He went there in 2016 after 23 long yearsBeautiful Pichai / Twitter

The original name of Sundar Pichai is Pichai Sundararajan. He grew up in Chennai, India.

Pichai's father Raghunath was an electrical engineer and his mother Lakshmi was a stenographer. They did not have an affluent family. As a child, Sundar used to sleep with her younger brother in the living room of a two-room apartment.

Pichai was especially good at remembering numbers in childhood. His parents understood the matter when they saw Pichai memorize all the numbers to dial on their Rotary phone. According to a Bloomberg report, Pichai still occasionally demonstrates his skills in meetings.

He studied Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. Then get a chance to study at Stanford University in the United States with a scholarship.

Silicon Valley was once his dream

Pichai was always interested in information technology. The first program was to create chess software. "Technology has always been my favorite subject," Pichai said in a 2014 interview at Delhi University in India. And Silicon Valley was my dream, I read about it, I heard from my uncle. '

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Sundar Pichai went to the United States in 1993. After an MS from Stanford, he did an MBA at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Google, he worked for Applied Materials and McKinsey & Company.

He went to Googleplex, Google's head office, on April 1, 2004 for a job interview. Google launched Gmail on the day of April Fool's Day. Everyone, including Pichai, thought the free e-mail service was meant to be fun.

He gave proof of skill at the beginning

Pichai's work starts with Google's search toolbar. However, in 2008 Microsoft became a big challenge. In the popular operating system Windows, Microsoft fixed 'Bing' as the default search engine of the web browser 'Internet Explorer'.

Pichai was then able to persuade computer manufacturers to add Google's search toolbar to the computers they sold. The damage that Google did to Microsoft's initiative could be greatly reduced.

The gap in Internet Explorer has been a blessing in disguise for Pichai's life. At the time, he was able to persuade Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google's two co-founders, to create their own web browser. The result? Chrome is now the most popular browser in the world.

He did not leave Google even though he was called for a higher position on 

Take responsibility for Android

Everyone liked Pichai as a leader. He emphasizes good results rather than being unique. Gradually the responsibility grew on his shoulders. In 2013, he also started leading the Android department.

An important project led by Sundar Pichai is 'Android One'. He wants to add 500 crore new people online by releasing low-cost Android smartphones in the market by signing agreements with other companies.

Sundar Pichai posted the picture on Instagram on the tenth anniversary of Android

Sundar Pichai posted the picture on Instagram on the tenth anniversary of AndroidBeautiful Pichai / Instagram

Pichai also played an important role in ensuring that Android could adapt well to Google's services. Before he took charge, Android was run as a completely separate business.

Another important milestone in the rise of Google Pichai is that he played a key role in the acquisition of Nest in 2014 for 3.2 billion. Pichai is also behind the low cost Chromebook laptop computer operating system 'Chrome OS'.

He did not leave Google even though he was called for a high-ranking job on Twitter several times. Pichai often acted as Larry Page's 'translator', according to Business Insider. In other words, he understood the goal of the page and conveyed it to the rest of the staff.

Larry Page wrote, 'He (Pichai) is the best for this job.'

Then it's time to move on

As a result of that skill and success in Chrome, App and Android, he got the next important promotion of his career at the end of 2014. Pichai is responsible for almost all of the company's products, including search, maps, Google Plus, advertising, and infrastructure. He is seen in the role of 'second-in-command' of the page.

In a message to staff announcing Pichai's promotion, Page wrote: Our view of the product is almost the same. He is the best for this job.

In 2015, Google's corporate structure underwent major changes. The main departments of the organization are transformed into separate organizations. One of those organizations is Google, which has the main services including search, maps, advertisements, YouTube. And all the departments were brought under it by setting up a main institution called 'Alphabet'.

Pichai was in charge of Google's core products. Naturally, he was made the CEO of Google.

Everyone on Google likes him

Although he was a bit introverted, he did not hesitate to express his views from time to time. "Fear should not undermine our values," he wrote in a blog post following remarks by then-US President Donald Trump about immigrants.

Employees have chosen Pichai as the leader at all levels of Google. Reach the pinnacle of popularity as CEO. A Google employee on Q&A social media wrote about him, 'Literally everyone at Google worships him. Engineers love him. Product managers love him. Those involved in the business love him. '

According to a website called Glasdor, Pichai was one of the most acclaimed CEOs at one point in his career.

Pichai usually starts the day with one ounce and omelette. Accompanied by a copy of the Wall Street Journal.

  • Pichai in front of the National Stadium in Japan

  • Pichai in front of the National Stadium in JapanBeautiful Pichai / Instagram

  • Everyone dreams of doing what Pichai has done

  • In July 2016, Pichai was made a member of Alphabet's board of directors.

Even in his native India, Pichai is given the status of a hero. "You have done something that everyone dreams of doing," Hersha Vogle said during a Q&A session with students at Delhi University.

Although his career has gradually improved, Pichai has always been humble.

In December 2019, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and President Sergei Brin announced that they were stepping down, with Pichai as Alphabet's next CEO.

Page and Brin were founded by Google in 1997. Then somehow they were working to manage Google. In a letter of change, they wrote, Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a president.

Pichai is now the CEO of Google and Alphabet.

In 2020, Pichai received 20 lakh 20 thousand dollars as his basic salary. Google spent another 541,000 on him that year for a variety of reasons, including security. And in 2019, Pichai received a total salary and bonus of 26 crore 72 lakh dollars. However, the bonus worth 26 crore 8 lakh 10 thousand dollars worth of shares were in it.

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