Sundar Pichai, who is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and Stanford University, is appointed new Google CEO. Pichai was appointed as head of a ‘slimmed- down’ version of the company. Earlier he was one of a small group of product managers, but his responsibilities escalated from working on new versions of the Google tool bar to overseeing the building of Chrome.
Chrome’s rise since its 2008 launch to become the world’s dominant browser simultaneously elevated Pichai’s reputation, and he started overseeing apps like Gmail. He later became head of Android, Google’s mobile-phone OS.
Pichai aided his ascent by never trying to steal the limelight and advancing his agenda through quiet advocacy, according to former colleagues.