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Sundar Pichai heads Google in restructured Alphabet

Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 09:34 AM
Washington, Aug 11: Chennai born, IIT Kharagpur-educated Sundar Pichai became the CEO of the core business of Google as the search giant in a major corporate restructuring formed an umbrella company called Alphabet.

With the change entrusting Pichai, 43, with operational management of Google's search, YouTube and financial-services units, the company's founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page will run Alphabet-Page as CEO and Brin as president.

Several other companies will operate under Alphabet acting as the parent holding company, including Google, a company focused on health efforts called Life Sciences, and a company focused on longevity called Calico.

Pichai who holds an MS from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has worked at Google founded in 1998 since it went public in 2004, most recently as the senior vice president of product.

He is the second person of Indian origin to head a major IT company after Hyderabad born Satya Nadella who became CEO of software giant Microsoft in February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer.
Agency: IANS

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