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Sundar Pichai – Bio

Sundar Pichai is an Indian – American Business Executive. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc. In addition to that, he is a motivational speaker and his quotes on success are highly famous.  Born in a middle-class family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Pichai strived hard in his school days. He completed his education in IIT Kharagpur and later at Stanford University. He joined Google in the year 2004 and has become the youngest CEO of Google in 2015. He has been the inspiration to so many youngsters all over the world.

Both in his college life and in his career, Pichai stood out because of his simplicity and his ability to create brilliant terms and strategies. Pichai maintained friendly nature with everyone.  Caesar Sengupta, a Vice President at Google who worked with Pichai for eight years said, “I would challenge you to find anyone at Google who doesn’t like Sundar or who thinks Sundar is a jerk.” How many of us can find one person like that at our respective workplaces? In 2004, Pichai was given the opportunity to handle toolbar in Google. The company earned financial gain due to his contribution and also went on to make Google’s own browser in 2008.

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Sundar Pichai completed his schooling in Chennai and went on to pursue Metallurgical  Engineering in IIT Kharagpur. Then he did MS at Stanford University in Material Science and Engineering. He also earned an MBA degree at the University of Pennsylvania in the year 2002. While pursuing an MBA, he was given the title “Siebel Scholar” for his outstanding performance. Then he joined McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant but later he left the job accepting the offer in Google.

In addition to Google’s toolbar, he also made development in different applications like Google Maps, Gmail etc., Later, he had become an overnight sensation when he developed Google’s own browser called Chrome in 2008 which is currently holding 45% of world market share defeating all its competitors namely Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.,

In 2011, he was promoted as Senior Vice President and was handed over the control of Android. In a short span of time, he was again promoted as Head of  Products in 2014. And finally, he was made the CEO of Google in 2015. Being a highly talented executive, Sundar had always been one of the primary targets of various companies, some of them being Twitter and Microsoft. And in the last few years, many old employees of Google had moved on from the company, and Sundar’s exit would have been a big blow to them.

Pichai is also a motivational speaker and has written so many quotes on success where some are mentioned as follows.

  • A person who is happy is not because everything is right in his life, He is happy because of his attitude towards everything in his life is right. ― Sundar Pichai
  • It is always good to work with people who make you feel insecure about yourself. That way, you will constantly keep pushing your limits. ― Sundar Pichai
  • You might fail a few times, but that’s Ok. you end up doing something worthwhile which you learn a great deal from. ― Sundar Pichai

We as Indians, feel extremely proud about his worldwide success and accomplishment.

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