Sundar Pichai the new Google Man
Sundar Pichai was named chief executive officer of the Internet titan, as Google unveiled a new corporate structure creating an umbrella company dubbed Alphabet.
Pichai, 43, joined Google in 2004, the year the company launched Gmail, and has worked on some of the company's best-known products, from the Chrome browser to the Android mobile software.
He will oversee the biggest company under that umbrella, which will still be called Google and will continue to include some of its household products, including its search engine, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and the Android system.
Pichai, was born and grew up in Chennai, he studied engineering at IIT-Kharagpur and then went to Stanford in the US. He went on to complete an MBA from Wharton School of Business.
Before joining Google, Pichai worked as an engineer at manufacturer Applied Materials, followed by a stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Company.
Alphabet, the new umbrella company will be run by Google chief Larry Page. He showered praise upon Pichai saying Pichai is the man to steer the Google ship in the coming years, as it continues to innovate and expand its product base.
"Google itself is also making all sorts of new products, and I know Sundar will always be focused on innovation-continuing to stretch boundaries," he said.