One minute read. Written by a grade 6 student
First things first, who is Sundar Pichai? He is the CEO of Alphabet Inc, which is the parent company of Google – parent, meaning, the one that owns Google – Google is also a company, but Alphabet is the parent. So, to make it clear – think of Alphabet like an umbrella, under which there are lots of other smaller companies, and Google is one of them.
But wait, wasn’t Sundar Pichai the CEO of Google?
Yes, he became the CEO of Google in November 2015. But yesterday, he was named the CEO of the main company also – Alphabet Inc, which has many smaller companies apart from Google. Now Sundar Pichai will head that, and also remain Google’s CEO.
Who was the CEO till now?
The CEO till now was Larry Page – who is one of the co-founders of Google. He along with his partner Sergey Brin have announced that they are stepping down from the leadership roles.
5 things to know about Sundar Pichai
He was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
He was the one who made the Google Chrome browser
He loves to play chess
He was captain of his high school cricket team
It is said that he is gifted with an unusual power of remembering every phone number he has ever dialled!