Product manager is the person who identifies the Product need and develops user friendly products and makes it successful. To be a Product Manager you need not to have formal education in business management, one can simply become the PM(Product Manager) if he has relevant skills required for product management .Here is the list of Top 5 Product Managers who are Indian and started their career from technical education. One, being from any background can become a Product manager if he gets Proper guidance.
1 Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai, Indian Born computer scientist known as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Google and Alphabet actually started as Product Manager at Applied Material before completing his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2004, Sundar Pichai entered Google as Product manager, where he and his team worked on Google’s Chrome Browser.
Chris Beckmann, former Google Product manager, praising Sundar Pichai said “Pichai recruited, mentored, and retained a great team”.
2 Indra Nooyi
Indra Nooyi was born in Tamil Nadu, India. She has consistently ranked among top 100 Powerful Women in the world. Nooyi holds bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Chemistry and mathematics and did her Masters in Finance and Marketing from IIM Calcutta. Before becoming CEO of PepsiCo, Nooyi Began her career as Product Manager at Johnson & Johnson and was closely associated with the launch of sanitary napkins.
Indra Nooyi while sharing her experience said “The success of an enterprise usually comes down to one thing: the team”.
3 Amit Ranjan
Amit Ranjan being an entrepreneur has also worked at PepsiCo, Asian Paints and Godrej before working at the National eGovernance Division, Ministry of IT, Govt of India. Amit holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from NIT Jaipur and an MBA from the Faculty of Management studies, University of Delhi. Amit is the key Person who develops SlideShare and DigiLocker and makes them successful.
Amit while working on SlideShare said “If you can make the experience of giving feedback better, then you can get actually better feedback. And that feedback can be looped back in the Product management”.
4 Pravin Jadhav
Pravin Jadhav, Founder,EX MD & CEO of Paytm Money holds Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and has done Post Graduation from SIES college of Management studies. Pravin before working on his dream project work for Rediff.com India Ltd. as Senior product Manager-Mobile Services and Head-Product Management(eCommerce).
Pravin started working on Paytm in 2017 with the team of 5-6 members and made Paytm huge Success. Pravin in one of his post shared that
“For Building a product or disrupting a vertical, knowing the customer is lot more important than knowing the industry”.
5 Shreyas Doshi
Shreyas Doshi is an investor, Advisor and Tweet Creator on Product management and leadership. Shreyas after completing his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering did his M.S. in computer Science from University of California, Irvine.
Shreyas have held a few different Product Leadership roles at google, twitter and yahoo, prior to joining stripe. He is one of the first PMs at Stripe. He shares vast knowledge when it comes to role of Product Manager, Product management strategies.
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