Google CEO Sundar Pichai just got appointed as a board member of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. According to Alphabet s announcement, Pichai s appointment to its Board of Directors was effective from July 19. Chennai-born Pichai joined Google in 2004 and after a major restructuring in 2015; he was elevated to the position of Google s CEO. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
Commenting on Pichai s arrival, Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet and co-founder of Google 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.
Pichai s journey in Google which began in 2004 started with helping lead the development of key consumer products. He then led various departments in Google like product, engineering and research efforts for its products and platforms. In 2015, Google s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin created a new company, Alphabet which serves as the parent company of Google and others like Calico, DeepMind, Google Fiber and CapitalG. As Recode reports, Pichai would be the 13th member of Alphabet s Board of Directors. He is also the second to join from Google, the first being Diane Greene who heads the search giant s cloud division. ALSO READ: Google CEO Sundar Pichai doubled income at nearly $200 million in 2016
As the co-founders shifted their positions to Alphabet, they appointed Pichai as the CEO of Google. Ever since, Pichai has been taking charge of Google s product development and technology strategy and overlooking its daily operations at the same time. These also include the major platforms like Search, Ads, Maps, Play Store, YouTube and Android. Pichai s joining has witnessed major development especially in terms of hardware. These include the Pixel smartphones and the AI assistant-powered smart speaker, Google Home. ALSO READ: From interview with Google to college life in India, here are highlights from Sundar Pichai s addresss at IIT-Kharagpur
With these products, Google highly focused on showing the world that they were Made by Google . AR and VR too achieved new leaps like Android s dedicated Daydream VR platform, and Google Lens. Google is experimenting on AI and machine learning heavily too, a glimpse of which we witnessed at the I/O 2017 conference. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017: Artificial Intelligence-first finally becomes a thing