Sundar Pichai

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Senior vice president, Android, Chrome and Google Apps, Google

Born: June 10, 1972, Chennai, India

Education: BTech, metallurgical and materials engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; MS, Stanford University; MBA, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Early Marker: Won the prestigious Institute Silver Medal for being the top student of his IIT year.

Big Idea: The driving force behind Android integration across Google's products; adding Andy Rubin's former Android portfolio to his existing Chrome and Google Apps responsibilities may herald a merger of the Chrome OS and Android.

Wave of the Future: App economy, M-economy

Latest Special Reports

  • In a world of big box retail and e-commerce, successful business owners are taking new paths to Main Street success.

  • Covid-19 is expected to be with us for years even if the colossal investment in treatments and vaccines eventually manages to contain and control the global pandemic. The world will look dramatically different in its wake. As businesses begin the shift from crisis mode to planning for the lasting impact of Covid, CNBC’s journalists will hunt for cases of companies and industries taking a leading role in shaping Our New Future.

  • Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC’s financial reporters weigh in on what every investor needs to know when it comes to companies' earnings reports.

CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders