Sundar Pichai
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Google, Alphabet



Pichai declared in March 2020 that Google would not sell any personal information to third parties, but he didn’t rule out giving it away to serve the global good with things like its COVID-19 contact-tracing tech, developed in partnership with Apple. Nonetheless, the move drew fire from critics. In June, Pichai made another effort to assuage privacy concerns, announcing that, going forward, location history, search, voice, and YouTube activity would be automatically deleted after 18 months. He also committed $175 million of Google’s money to racial equality initiatives, including the establishment of a $100 million fund supporting Black-led startups and VCs, and spoke out against President Trump’s temporary halt of issuing HB-1 visas used by many foreign tech workers in the U.S.


  • Google
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Applied Materials


  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India)
  • Stanford University (CA, USA)
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Google Founders Resign From Alphabet Leadership, Sundar Pichai Becomes CEO

Google Founders Resign From Alphabet Leadership, Sundar Pichai Becomes CEO

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is adding another responsibility to his job: Pichai will also be the CEO of parent holding company Alphabet going forward, taking the helm from co-founder and longtime CEO Larry Page.Additionally, co-founder Sergey Brin will be resigning from his post as the president of Alphabet. Brin and Page jointly announced the leadership change in a blog post Tuesday afternoon, writing:"Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President. Going forward, Sundar will be the CEO...


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