Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet, has been named among the 100 most influential people of 2020 by Time magazine,putting IIT, Khargpur alumnus on the cover of the global news magazine.
”Taking the helm of an iconic American company and positioning it for long-term success in a way that reflects your values is no easy task. Sundar Pichai’s uniquely American story—emigrating from India as a young adult and working his way to become CEO of a $1 trillion corporation—represents the best of what we aspire for our society. He used his natural gifts and strong work ethic to rise through the ranks of Google (now Alphabet) by leading many of their most successful products, such as Drive, Gmail and Maps
”The challenges Sundar faces in his role are among the most important of our time—issues of innovation, privacy, regulation and competition. But his analytical, humble and inclusive leadership will position Google to meet the moment. These are traits the world could use a lot more of in these times.” wrote JAMIE DIMON, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, in the Time Magazine.