Alphabet appoints Sundar Pichai to its board

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Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google said it has appointed Sundar Pichai to its board of directors.

The company’s board consists of the company’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Mr. Sundar Pichai has been the Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc., since October 02, 2015. Mr. Pichai leads the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s search and consumer products, including iGoogle, Google Toolbar, Desktop Search and Gadgets, Google Pack and Gears. He has more than 15 years of experience developing high-tech consumer and enterprise products.

Mr. Pichai served as Senior Vice President of Products at Google Inc. (currently known as Alphabet Inc.) from October 2014 to October 2, 2015. He served as Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome & Apps at Google Inc. from March 2013 to October 2014. Mr. Pichai served as the Head of Android Mobile Software Division at Google Inc. since March 2013. He served as the Head of the Chrome Browser & Computer Operating System at Google Inc. He served as Senior Vice President of Chrome at Google Inc. from April 2011 to March 2013.

He served as Vice President of Product Management at Google Inc. He joined Google in 2004. Prior to Google, he served various engineering and product management positions at Applied Materials and served as Management Consultant of McKinsey & Company, Inc. for a variety of software and semiconductor clients. He served as a Director of Jive Software, Inc. from March 2011 to July 30, 2013. He served as a Member of Board of Advisors at Ruba, Inc. He was awarded an Institute Silver Medal.

He was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar at the Wharton School. Mr. Pichai received a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology. He holds an M.S. in Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Commenting on the appointment, said Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet, said: “Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation. I really enjoy working with him and I’m excited that he is joining the Alphabet board,”