October 27 2014: The independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, Re/Code broke the news last week of an internal memo at Google which effectively made India-born Sundar Pichai, the Big Boss of all Google products & innovation -- research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure in addition to his current responsibilities Android, Chrome and Google Apps.
CEO Larry Page has divested himself of his own leadership over these new areas, and as a result the six executives in charge will now report to Pichai. Page will focus on the “bigger picture”. In all this YouTube and its CEO Susan Wojcicki has been left out of the reorganization.
Sundar was born Pichai Sundararajan in in 1972 in Chennai and got his BTech from IIT Kharagpur before moving to the US where he did Master's at Stanford University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Google in 2004 as a product manager.