Sundar Pichai was announced Alphabet’s CEO after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down
Good news surfaced for all the Indians as India’s Sundar Pichai was declared as the CEO of Alphabet. Alphabet co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from their top roles to make way for Sundar Pichai who is CEO of Google since 2015. Alphabet is the parent company of Google. Now, Pichai (47) will manage both Google and Alphabet. Brin and Page will remain members of the company’s board.
Brin and Page announced in a letter to the company employees, which also included a statement from Pichai. This move is being considered as a significant shakeup in the technology-giant company. Both the founders said that Alphabet is well-established & Google and ‘other bets’ are operating effectively as independent companies. They said that it is the right time to simplify our management structure.
Excited with the new role, Google CEO talked about his long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. He tweeted “I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration – a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on”.
I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration – a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on https://t.co/tSVsaj4FsR
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) December 4, 2019
Mr Pichai is an IIT Kharagpur graduate and has spent 15 years at Google. He rose to fame while leading the development of Google’s Chrome Browser. He later led product engineering and development across all of Google’s services for a year.
As the news spread, Indians across the world congratulated him on social media. A lot of them talked about how he made India proud and showed the upcoming generation how to dream big and achieve it. He started trending on Twitter and dominated other Social Media platforms too.
Here are some of the twitter reactions:
When #SundarPichai was asked at his job interview what he thought of the newly launched Gmail, he admitted that he didn't know what it was.
Great leaders don't have to have all the answers, all the time. They need the courage to understand & admit that they don't know it all.
— Harsh Mariwala (@hcmariwala) December 4, 2019
#SundarPichai is going to Become the CEO of Parent Company #Alphabet .
We Indians 🇮🇳 are proud of you and it makes us feel so happy that you are from India too🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
All the very best for your New innings.🙏#Google #SundarPichai pic.twitter.com/feZ5suLgDQ
— Dr. Saagar Anand (@saagar_anand) December 4, 2019
India’s most robust export product is probably the ‘Global CEO.’ It’s now a universal perception that Indian executives are leadership material. If only there was some way of monetising these ‘exports,’ India would have a perpetual balance of payments surplus! 😊 https://t.co/y1n4EZeCaW
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 4, 2019
From learning alphabets in Jawahar Vidyalaya to leading "#Alphabet", one of the most valued tech companies. 😇
Congratulations @sundarpichai. You are an inspiration to all.
— #MiFan Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) December 4, 2019
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 4, 2019
— Madura jilla mani (@madura_jilla) December 4, 2019
— Pruthvi Kasani (@pruthvikasani) December 4, 2019
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