Sundar Pichai
United States
2018

Google

Sundar
Pichai

CEO

Pichai spent his first 11 years at Google as a leader in the development of signature products such as Chrome, Gmail and Google Maps. His performance there was so impressive that when Google was made a division of newly created parent company Alphabet Inc. in 2015, he was tapped to be its leader. In 2016, Pichai’s first full year as CEO, his compensation package totaled more than $199 million (mostly in stock) then dipped to a mere $1,333,557 in 2017 —but that’s still a long way from his youth in India, where he shared a two-room apartment with his brother and parents. He is continuing to speak for Google in the wake of President Trump and congressional claims that the company’s search results are “rigged.”

Career

  • Google
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Applied Materials

Education

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

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Google Chief Sundar Pichai Explains Early-Stage China Plans

Google Chief Sundar Pichai Explains Early-Stage China Plans

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai says that plans to launch search and news products in China are still at a “very early” stage. He explained that a censored product could serve 99% of queries, while still complying with Chinese government restrictions.Pichai was speaking on Monday at a San Francisco conference organized for the 25th anniversary of Wired magazine. They are Google’s first comments on its China projects since Pichai spoke in September at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.News of the plans...

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