Meet Prabhakar Raghavan: From IIT Graduate to Senior Vice President at Google, Earns Salary Package of Rs 300 Crores

Prabhakar Raghavan, Senior Vice President at Google

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Prabhakar Raghavan, a prodigious talent hailing from Bhopal, embarked on a remarkable journey from his humble beginnings to becoming a Senior Vice President at Google. 

Overseeing critical products such as Google Search, Assistant, Geo, Ads, Commerce, and Payments, he was born to a family where education was valued, Raghavan’s mother, a physics and math teacher, instilled in him a passion for learning from an early age.

After completing his schooling at Campion School, Raghavan pursued a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Madras, laying the foundation for his illustrious career in technology. His academic journey continued with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he specialized in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Raghavan’s expertise in technology and his innovative mindset led him to various leadership roles in prominent tech companies. 

Before joining Google, he served as the Vice President of Google Apps and Google Cloud, contributing significantly to the expansion of Google’s enterprise solutions. Prior to his tenure at Google, Raghavan held pivotal positions at Yahoo, where he led Yahoo! Labs and served as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. His responsibilities encompassed search and ad ranking, as well as ad marketplace design, showcasing his versatile skill set and strategic acumen.

Throughout his career, Raghavan has been at the forefront of technological advancements, particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI). His contributions have propelled companies like Google to the forefront of AI innovation, shaping the future of digital experiences. 

With an impressive salary package exceeding Rs 300 crore in 2022, Raghavan’s achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring technologists worldwide, showcasing the boundless opportunities that await those with a passion for innovation and perseverance.

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