As President of Google EMEA, Nikesh manages and
develops Google's operations in the European, Middle Eastern and
African markets. He is responsible for creating and expanding strategic
partnerships in these regions for the benefit of Google's growing
number of users and advertisers.
With a background as an analyst, Nikesh's main areas of focus
have been consulting, IT, marketing and finance. Prior to joining
Google, he was Chief Marketing Officer and a Member of the Management
Board at T-Mobile. While there he spearheaded all product development,
terminals, brand and marketing activities of T-Mobile Europe.
In 1999 he started working with Deutsche Telekom and founded
T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International.
Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, Nikesh held management positions
at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston.
Nikesh holds an MS and CFA certification from Boston College,
and an MBA from Northeastern University, all of which were awarded
with distinction. He has served on the Adjunct Faculty at both
Boston College and Northeastern University, developing and teaching
courses in business turnarounds, corporate workouts and financial
management. In 1989, Nikesh graduated from the Institute of Technology
in Varanasi, India with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
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