With Sundar Pichai becoming the CEO of Google, India has one more reason to cheer its prowess in the global IT sector.Image: Sundar Pichai with wife Anjali. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters
The technology sector has been the biggest platform for Indians to showcase their talent and capabilities. Good education, technical expertise, ability to work in difficult situations and managerial skills are helping Indians achieve great strides in the global arena.
Interestingly, Sundar Pichai has joined the big league of 12 Indian origin persons holding top posts at global corporations with collective turnover of about $400 billion.
There are more Indian CEOs than any other nationality after Americans in S&P 500 companies, finds a study by Egon Zehnder.
Time magazine once termed CEOs as India’s leading ‘export’ and said that the subcontinent could be ‘the ideal training ground for global bosses’.
Take a look at the Indians who head top IT companies…Image: Sundar Pichai has seen a meteoric rise in his career . Photograph: Reuters
“I feel very fortunate to have someone as talented as him to run the slightly slimmed down Google and this frees up time for me to continue to scale our aspirations. I have been spending quite a bit of time with Sundar, helping him and the company in any way I can, and I will of course continue to do that, ” Larry Page, Co-founder Google said in a blog post about Sundar Pichai after appointing him as Google’s CEO.
As CEO of Google, the soft-spoken 43-year-old Pichai will head core tech projects like Google search engine, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android system.
"Pichai has really stepped up since October of last year, when he took on product and engineering responsibility for our internet businesses. Sergey and I have been super excited about his progress and dedication to the company”, Page said.