Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has appointed Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai to its board of directors.
As Google’s CEO, Pichai is responsible for Google’s product development and technology strategy, as well as the company’s day-to-day operations.
He joined Google in 2004 and helped lead the development of key consumer products which are now used by over a billion people.
In 2014, Pichai took over product, engineering and research efforts for all of Google’s products and platforms.
After years of working closely with Google’s co-founders, Page and Sergey Brin, Pichai became Google’s CEO in August 2015.
Under Pichai, Google has boosted sales from its core advertising and YouTube business, while also investing in machine learning, hardware and cloud computing.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining the board of Alphabet as its 13th member.
It’s not clear what joining Alphabet’s board means for Pichai’s salary.
The executive, who has worked at Google since 2004, earned a compensation package totalling $200 million in 2016.
Alphabet is set to report quarterly results after the close of markets on Monday.