It's just another day, just another hour, just another time that I am having this conversation with myself in the back of my head. Is not really possible for a girl of age 19 from a typical middle class family to pursue the career that she wished for? Is it really hard to survive your struggles without being born filthy rich? Isn't it so easy for the rich kids to just do what they wish for? These were something that had been bothering me for so long but not after I came to know about the true story of Indian-American CEO of Google, Sundar Pitchai.
Born on July 12, 1972 in Madurai, Sundar Pichai hails from a middle-class Tamil family. His father Regunatha Pitchai, worked as an electrical engineer for GEC and managed a factory that made electrical components. During Sundar’s young days,he lived in a two-room apartment with his family. Like any Indian middle-class family in the 80s, even to buy a scooter Pichai’s father had to wait for three years.
Pichai began his career as a materials engineer. He 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. In addition, he went on to oversee the development of other applications such as Gmail and Google Maps. In 2010, Pichai also announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google and introduced the new video format, WebM. The Chromebook was released in 2012. In 2013, Pichai added Android to the list of Google products that he oversaw.
Pichai was selected to become the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015 after previously being appointed Product Chief by CEO, Larry Page. On October 24, 2015 he stepped into the new position at the completion of the formation of Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for the Google company family.
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