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From a consultant to Alphabet CEO: A look at Sundar Pichai's meteoric rise

Pichai took over Android business from that group's founder, Andy Rubin, managing the market leading smartphone operating system globally

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From a consultant to Alphabet CEO: A look at Sundar Pichai's meteoric rise

Google Chief Executive Officer will replace company co-founder as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Below are some key facts about Pichai:

* Born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India on June 10, 1972

* An alumnus of Wharton business school, Stanford University and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

* Worked at consultant McKinsey & Co before Google

* First interviewed at Google on April 1, 2004, the same day that the company launched Gmail

* Widely credited for making the browser

* Pichai took over Android business from that group's founder, Andy Rubin, managing the market leading smartphone operating system globally

* A year after Pichai took over Android, Google shipped 1 billion devices

* Prior to taking over as CEO, Pichai was in charge of product and engineering at Google's Internet businesses

* Appointed CEO of Google in Nov. 2015

* Was widely seen as a potential successor to Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer before Satya Nadella took over in February 2014

* Loves to play chess

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First Published: Wed, December 04 2019. 05:43 IST
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