Pichai Sundararajan aka Sundar Pichai is now in complete charge of Google’s core products including search, android, research, ads, infrastructure, Google+ & Google Apps. This means he will be looking after almost all key products, except YouTube which will still be under Page. Previously he was heading only Chrome and Android. After a giant leap from heading Chrome & Android, CEO Larry Page has now promoted the lanky lad in charge of the core Google products.
Originally from Tamil Nadu,India Sundar Pichai studied at the IIT Kharagpur, where he received a Bachelor of Technology Degree.
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.
This isn’t his first big promotion. Indeed, earlier this year there was a thread on Quora under the question, “What did Sundar Pichai do, that his peers didn’t do, that got him promoted to the highest ranks at Google?”
Sundar Pichai has earlier worked with firms like McKinsey & Company as a Managment Consultant. He has also worked in engineering domain and product management at Applied Materials.
Rise of Chrome with Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004 and is known to have worked on popular products like Toolbar, and also others like Google Gears, before Chrome was launched. However, it was the success of the project Toolbar that helped Pichai pace through his career at Google and he gets the lime light because of heavy increase in the number of user searches. Sundar Pichai is hard working lad who just focus on work and stay out of politics. He likes to take the responsibilites by both hands of very difficult projects and he has a reputation as the best in business whether it was recruiting, training sessions or presentations. By his excellent leadership and commitment towards work he soon becomes a well known face on Google. He is also well liked among his peers so there are many reasons to count for his big promotion at Google.
On friday 24th Oct, Larry Page decided to promoted Sundar Pichai to head core products including search, maps, commerce, advertising, Google+and infrastructure. Now the heads of these departments will directly report to Sundar. Sundar Pichai now holds a very crucial position at search giant Google, as the company’s primary income source is search and advertising units which helps in generating major part of the revenue.