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Ritesh Warke On Saturday, April 16, 2011
Google management is all set to go through a reshuffle. Larry Page, the CEO of Google calls for this move to keep up with the competition posed by various social networking sites like facebook, twitter etc. Larry promoted seven executive to handle key departments.

The seven executive holding key departments are: Salar Kamangar the head of video site

YouTube, Andy Rubin as top mobile executive, Sundar Pichai in charge of the Chrome browser and operating system effort, Alan Eustace senior vice president for engineering and research, Jeff Huber senior vice president of commerce and local, Vic Gundotra for social ventures, and Susan Wojcicki heading ads.

This new move by Google will fetch ways to lay strategy for innovation and generation of more users to its sites.

The most striking part of this reshuffling is that three Indians have made it to the top holdings of the Google management .They are Sundar Pichai, VIC Gundotra and Nikesh Arora. These three Indians are part of the management of worlds largest search engine. They have come a long way to be part of this management.
Sunder Pichai is a product of Kharagpur Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and was awarded an Institute Silver Medal. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University. Then he went on to complete his MBA in Wharton School. There he was awarded with a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar. Before joining Google, he held various engineering and product management positions at Applied Materials. He was also the management consultant in Mc Kinsey & Company for variety of software and semi conductors.

Sunder Pichai has been senior vice president of Chrome of Google since April 2011.Pichai served as Vice President of Product Management at Google. He leads the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's search and consumer products, including iGoogle, Google Toolbar, Desktop Search and Gadgets, Google Pack, and Gears. He joined Google in 2004.

Apart from that he serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at Ruba. He has been a Director of Jive Software since April 2011.

One of the biggest accomplishment by Pichai is that on November 19, 2009, Pichai gave demonstration of Google Chrome OS. On May 20, 2010 he open-sourced the new video codec VP8 and introduced the new video format WebM to the public.

VIC Gundotra is one another Indian who has been part of this reorganization of Google. Gundotra is the Senior Vice-President of Social for Google and heads Chrome Browser and Operating System Effort. He completed his studies from Indian Institute of management and specialized in computer engineering. Before joining Google he has worked 15 years at Microsoft as General Manager of Microsoft's developer outreach efforts. At Microsoft, he was responsible for a variety of products and operating systems, including Windows 3.0, NT, Windows XP, and Vista.

In 2003 he was recognized by MIT Technology Review as a "Young Innovator under 35" for his work in sparking Microsoft's change from Win32 to the NET programming model.

Gundotra joined Google at 2007. At Google he is responsible for its social products such as +1. He was also the Vice President of Engineering responsible for developer evangelism and open source programs. He also manages applications development.

Among the three Indians the most important position held at Google is by Nikesh Arora. He is the Chief Business Officer at Google. He completed his studies from Indian Institute of technology, Hindu University in Varanasi. From there he went on to complete his masters from Boston College followed by an MBA in Northeastern University. And in both instances he passed out with distinction marks.

Prior to Google Nikesh Arora worked for Deutsche Telekom Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments He worked as Chief Marketing Officer and as a member of the management board at T-Mobile Europe.

Nikesh Joined Google in the year 2004. At Google he oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. At Google he also developed and managed the company's operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets and was responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in those regions for the benefit of Google's growing number of users and advertisers.

Indians have been touching the heights of sky in big way in global sector ever since the dawn of networking sites. And the inclusion of these three Indians in making of Google management makes more avenues for others.


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