15 Facts About Sundar Pichai

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Sundar Pichai is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary Google.

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In 2010, Sundar Pichai announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google and introduced the new video format, WebM.

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In 2013, Sundar Pichai added Android to the list of Google products that he oversaw.

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4.

Sundar Pichai was appointed to the Alphabet Board of Directors in 2017.

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5.

Sundar Pichai was included in Times annual list of the 100 most influential people in 2016 and 2020.

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6.

Sundar Pichai's mother, Lakshmi, was a stenographer, and his father, Regunatha Pichai, was an electrical engineer at GEC, the British conglomerate.

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Sundar Pichai's father had a manufacturing plant that produced electrical components.

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8.

Sundar Pichai completed schooling in Jawahar Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School in Ashok Nagar, Chennai and completed the Class XII from Vana Vani school at IIT Madras.

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Sundar Pichai earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering and is a distinguished alumnus from that institution.

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10.

Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive.

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Sundar Pichai went on to oversee the development of other applications such as Gmail and Google Maps.

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12.

Sundar Pichai had been suggested as a contender for Microsoft's CEO in 2014, a position that was eventually given to Satya Nadella.

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13.

In December 2020, Sundar Pichai delivered a speech virtually at the Singapore FinTech Festival emphasizing inclusive digital economy.

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Sundar Pichai stated that Google users can opt out of having their data collected and that "there are no current plans for a censored search engine" in China.

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15.

In 2022, Sundar Pichai received the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India, its third-highest civilian award.

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