Alumnus Sundar Pichai (MT/93/NH), CEO of Google Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of Alphabet, the search giant's parent company has 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 am excited that he is joining the Alphabet board," Larry Page, CEO of California-based US multinational conglomerate Alphabet, said in a statement yesterday.
A long-time Google employee, 45-year-old Pichai, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus born in Chennai, has been leading the company for the past two years.
As Google's Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for Google's product development and technology strategy, as well as the company's day-to-day-operations.
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and helped lead the development of key consumer products which are now used by over a billion people.