Mahindra and Mahindra chairman Anand Mahindra and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma among others took to Twitter to congratulate Google CEO Sundar Pichai for becoming the head of Alphabet Inc, the internet giant’s parent company.
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from their posts as CEO and President, respectively, from Alphabet, but will continue to remain on the board of directors and together control a majority of voting power over company decisions.
Pichai also took to Twitter to announce this news and said that he’s “excited” while thanking Goggle co-founders.
I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration - a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on https://t.co/tSVsaj4FsR
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) December 4, 2019
In his tweet, Mahindra remarked if India could monetise export of CEOs, it would help the country's financials.
India’s most robust export product is probably the ‘Global CEO.’ It’s now a universal perception that Indian executives are leadership material. If only there was some way of monetising these ‘exports,’ India would have a perpetual balance of payments surplus! 😊 https://t.co/y1n4EZeCaW — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 4, 2019
While Shekhar said it's every founder's dream to have a teammate like Pichai
Congratulations Sundar ! Very well deserved.
Every founder dreams of a team mate like you.
Best wishes 👏🏼👏🏼
— Vijay Shekhar (@vijayshekhar) December 4, 2019
Famous cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle said he was delighted and proud to hear the announcement.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki also took to Twitter to congratulate Pichai while thanking the Google co-founders for their "leadership and vision".
— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) December 4, 2019
Snapdeal’s Kunal Bahl also congratulated Pichai saying that “the world will change for the better, one Alphabet at a time”.
Pichai’s name is now among the top trends across all social media platforms and he continues to dominate the trends on Twitter in India.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Ruthren Periyasamy IFS (@Ruthren91) December 4, 2019
Many many congratulations @sundarpichai sir for newer and bigger responsibilities. Your entire home country 🇮🇳 is proud of you. You’re inspiration to not millions but billions. You set the bar so high that noone else would ever be able to match that. https://t.co/mvyONekHnV
— ANKUSH BANERJEE (@ankushbanerjee_) December 4, 2019
— Anju Chandel (@AnjuChandel) December 4, 2019
— Shashi'Dr C (@Shashi_drc) December 4, 2019
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 4, 2019
Sundar Pichai: Papa, I am now head of Alphabet.
Dad: What? You quit Google???
Sundar: But dad it's a part..
Dad: YOU QUIT a stable job to join some startup-aa? 😱
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) December 4, 2019
Sundar Pichai is the Madrasi ‘Sharmaji ka ladka’
— Raj S (@raj_s) December 4, 2019
Pichai has been with Google since 2004 and oversaw several of the company’s key products before becoming CEO of Google in 2015 when the search giant reorganised its corporate structure.
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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2019 16:49:43 IST