Pichai Sundararajan – CEO of GOOGLE
Sundar Pichai was born on July 12, 1972 in Chennai. His father Regunatha Pichai was a senior engineer in General Electric Company. Sundar completed his schooling from jawahar Vidyalaya and Vana Vani school from Chennai. He pursued his Metallurgical Engineering in IIT, Kharagpur. In spite of his professors suggestion to do PhD, he did an Ms degree in Stanford University and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Before joining in Google, he has worked in McKinsey & Company. He joined Google in 2004. He has been working with Google’s client software products. In 2009, a demonstration for Chrome OS has been given by him. He introduced the new video format of WebM by Google. He had also been a director of Jive software for a period of 2 years. He became the CEO of Google in August 2015.
Sundar married Anjali, his college mate and they have two children. There is a saying “ There will be a women behind every man’s victory” likewise, Sundar’s victory of becoming the CEO is due to the advise by Anjali. She insisted him not to quit Google and accept other offers. So, he stayed connected with Google and now reached the milestone. This man had no luxurious life in his childhood, lived in a 2 room apartment, slept in the living room, used public transportation, had no entertainment by watching television, had no money for his expenses and air tickets but, had enough courage, confidence and worked hard to reach this in his life. Proud to say he is from Chennai.