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Sundar Pichai          

CEO of Alphabet & Its Subsidiary, Google

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary, Google. 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 November 19, 2009, Pichai gave a demonstration of Chrome OS. On May 20, 2010, he announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google and introduced the new video format WebM. He has been a director at Jive Software since April 2011.

On October 24, 2015, he stepped into the role of CEO of Google as part of the restructuring process that made Alphabet into Google's parent company. In December 2019, he additionally became CEO of Alphabet.

Pichai grew up in Chennai, India. His father was as an electrical engineer and his mother a stenographer before having him and his younger brother.

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. Pichai was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2016 and 2020.


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