Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin both announced that they were stepping down from their leadership roles at the company in a letter that announced Pichai will be CEO of both Google and Alphabet moving forward.
Pichai has been CEO of Google since 2015.
See the career rise and details of Pichai’s life, in photos, below.
Sundar Pichai first took the helm at Google in 2015. On Tuesday, Google’s cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that Pichai would be taking over as Alphabet CEO, as both Page and Brin are stepping down from their leadership roles at the company.
Until December 2, Larry Page was still CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and Pichai had the incredibly important job of making sure that the company’s core businesses and cash cow — Search — stayed strong. Now, he’s CEO of both Google and Alphabet.
So who is Pichai and how did he scale the ranks to get one of the most important jobs at one of the most important companies in the world?
Here’s his story, in photos.
Jillian D’Onfro contributed to an earlier version of this article.
Pichai, whose full name is actually Pichai Sundararajan, grew up in Chennai, India. His father was as an electrical engineer and his mother a stenographer before having him and his younger brother. The family wasn’t wealthy, and the boys slept together in the living room of their two-room apartment.
Source: Bloomberg, Inc.
Early on, Pichai had a talent for remembering numbers, which his family realized when he could recall every phone number he had ever dialed on their rotary phone. He will still sometimes show off his memorization skills at meetings.
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