Sundar Pichai

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Pichai Sundararajan better known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian businessman and a Senior Vice President at Google, where he oversees Android, Chrome, and Google Apps.

Born in Tamil Nadu, he did his early schooling at Jawahar Vidyalaya and Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, both in Chennai. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. 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 and a Palmer Scholar.

Pichai worked in engineering and product management at Applied Materials and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company.

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 19 November 2009, Pichai gave a demonstration of Chrome OS and the Chromebook was released for trial and testing in 2011 and released in public in 2012 . On 20 May 2010, he announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google, and introduced the new video format WebM.

On 13 March 2013, Pichai added Android to the Google products he oversees. Android was formerly managed by Andy Rubin. He was rumored to be one of the contenders for the CEO position of Microsoft in 2014.

He serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at Ruba, Inc. He was a Director of Jive Software from April 2011. till 30 July 2013. Pichai is married to Anjali Pichai and has a daughter and a son.

Pichai was appointed as Google’s new Product Chief and dancer by CEO Larry Page on 24 October, 2014...

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