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Pichai's appointment as Alphabet CEO leaves India Inc thrilled; Mahindra, Paytm boss can't keep calm

Pichai was earlier a Product Chief at Google and was elevated to the CEO's role in 2016.

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Updated: Dec 04, 2019, 06.25 PM IST
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Sundar Pichai's promotion left his followers in India thrilled, including Anand Mahindra and Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
Sundar Pichai's promotion left his followers in India thrilled, including Anand Mahindra and Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
Indians, on Wednesday, woke up to some great news as Google CEO Sundar Pichai was elevated as head of the tech giant's parent company Alphabet Inc. The 47-year-old, who took over the CEO's role as Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from their executive positions from Alphabet, took to Twitter to express excitement and his aspirations for the future. Pichai thanked the founders for building a foundation that he, as the new CEO, will continue to build on.

"I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration - a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on," he wrote.



The IIT Kharagpur alumnus's promotion left his followers in India thrilled, including business tycoons like Mahindra and Mahindra chairman Anand Mahindra and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

Mahindra, who often leaves netizens impressed with his wit, took to Twitter to post a quirky congratulatory tweet for Alphabet's newly-elected boss. He quipped that India could go on to monetise its export of CEOs and get some returns from it.

"India's most robust export product is probably the 'Global CEO.' It's now a universal perception that Indian executives are leadership material. If only there was some way of monetising these 'exports,' India would have a perpetual balance of payments surplus!" Mahindra tweeted.



Sharma, too, could not keep calm and posted congratulations as early as 6.39 am in the morning. On Twitter, he reiterated the Pichai's achievement was well-deserved. He also wrote that every founder dreams of a teammate like the Google boss himself.

"Congratulations Sundar! Very well deserved. Every founder dreams of a teammate like you. Best wishes," he wrote.



Cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle expressed delight and pride on hearing the news.

"So @sundarpichai is now head of #Alphabet in addition to #Google. What a career. Delighted and proud. What peak is there now to climb!" he tweeted.



The Madurai-born's resumé boasts of a degree in metallurgical engineering from IIT Kharagpur and an M.S. from Stanford University in material sciences and engineering. He is also an MBA holder from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Pichai was earlier a Product Chief at Google and was elevated to the CEO's role in 2016.

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