The Rags to Riches Rise of Google's CEO


By Jatinder Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International 

Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google as part of the company’s corporate restructuring within the newly named Alphabet Group in 2015. His rise up to CEO is a fascinating story and contains lessons for all of us...

 Sundar Pinchai Image courtesy of Wikimedia, Sundar Pinchai & Google conference courtesy of Maurizio Pesce @ Flickr

By |2018-05-06T16:46:54+00:00April 26th, 2017|


  1. Liam Wyles 18th August 2015 at 7:26 AM - Reply

    I love reading reports like this as it puts everything into context. A very well deserved position for a man who was dedicated to improving his life and the lives of those close to him. It’s easy to forget how privileged many of our lives were when growing up, especially in context to Sundar. He knew that his way to a better life was to become disciplined in his studies and then for him to excel at Google required Sundar to become a leader and add value, not just to Google but also to his colleagues. Very inspiring story thank you JT 🙂

  2. Maratib Ali Shad 16th August 2015 at 10:00 PM - Reply

    I think many great people in the world lack building effective networks for a certain cause. Sundar coming from the slums in India, he secured his position among innovative leaders who were able to lead projects like the Google Chrome browser and Chromebook innovation(s). I think this is example of being proactive and not a product of environment as he was born and raised in an underprivileged society. However, he used his powerful initiative to communicate his ideas very well, enough to create an effective network and then great and everlasting innovations.

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    Sukh Singh 15th August 2015 at 11:28 AM - Reply

    Absolutely. The 11 years is a great reinforcer that nothing good ever comes easy or quick – patience and work hard! But how awesome to see Twitter wanted to pinch him for his ability to bring people together. Knowing what I know, that is such a crucial thing to master. My mentor has always said, even if it takes years, learn how to build a strong network!

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