Sundar Pichai has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The move comes after Alphabet’s founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page stepped down from active roles.
Pichai, who is also Google’s CEO, will take over the additional reins of parent Alphabet amid an unprecedented global demand for more safeguards, regulatory scrutiny and taxes. In addition to leading Google, he will manage Alphabet’s investments in Other Bets, a bouquet of futuristic, technology-driven businesses.
Pichai is a graduate from IIT Kharagpur and Stanford University.