Early Life and Education.
Sundar Pichai , was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. His mother Lakshmi was a stenographer and his father, was an electrical engineer at GEC, the British conglomerate. His father also owns a manufacturing plant that produced electrical components. Sundar grew up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai.
Sundar had his elementary in Jawahar Vidyalaya, a Central Board of Secondary Education school in Ashok Nagar, Chennai and completed the Class XII from Vana Vani school in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Pichai earned his degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering.
He graduated from Stanford University and study Material Sciences and Engineering, and had an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Pichai is married to Anjali Pichai ,his long long time girlfriend from college in India and has two children.
Pichai love both football and cricket. He is a passionate fan of FC Barcelona and states that “he watches every game of the club”.
Pichai was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar, Stanford University and Wharton respectively.
Pichai became a Googler in 2004, where he oversaw the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s client software products, like Google Chrome , Chrome OS and contributed largely to the success of Google Drive.
He was also the the Team Lead for development of different applications such as Gmail and Google Maps.
Pichai became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc. on October 2, 2015. His current role was announced on 10 August 2015, as part of the restructuring process that translate Alphabet Inc. into Google’s parent company.
Pichai is a very good communicator who makes sure everyone on his team understands the mission.
This collaborative ability lies at the heart of Pichai’s leadership style, He did explained this on a visit to his Alma Mater, the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur , on January 2o05 :
“When you’re trying to run something at the scale of Google, we have now over 60,000 people and…you rely on other strong leaders. A lot of what I do is… I have an outstanding leadership team. It’s learning to let go and really empowering people at all levels of the organisation, and trusting them to doing the right thing.”
“As a leader, a lot of your job is to make those people successful. It’s less about trying to be successful (yourself), and more about making sure you have good people and your work is to remove that barrier, remove roadblocks for them so that they can be successful in what they do. So that’s how I’ve always thought about it.”
“I also value teamwork quite a bit and I think it’s really important to build organisations where people really want to work together. Everything comes out of that. So, setting up collaborative cultures is another big thing I’ve been trying to focus on.”
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