Alphabet appoints Google CEO Sundar Pichai to its board of directors

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Alphabet Inc., the parent organization of Google, has appointed Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai to its board of directors.

“Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships and tremendous product innovation. I truly enjoy working with him and I’m excited that he is joining the Alphabet board,” said Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet, in an announcement.

As Google’s CEO, Pichai is responsible for Google’s product development and technology strategy, and in addition the organization’s everyday operations.

He joined Google in 2004 and helped lead the development of key consumer products which are presently utilized by over a billion people.

In 2014, Pichai took over product, engineering and research efforts for all of Google’s products and platforms.

After years of working closely with Google’s co-founders, Page and Sergey Brin, Pichai turned into Google’s CEO in August 2015.

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