Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development of U.S software maker Oracle has stepped down from his role. This decision ends the 22 years of relationship with the company, the Indian born Oracle’s product head joined the company from McKinsey in the year 1996. He worked with the company in different roles.
Kurian had a falling out with the Co-Founder and Chairman, Larry Ellison over the cloud business. According to the media reports, the dispute was centered on whether Oracle should make more of its software available to run on cloud computing from chief rivals Amazon and Microsoft as a way to diversify from its struggling infrastructure. Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison was said to have opposed such a move.
Kurian joined Oracle in 1996, initially holding various product management and development positions. His first executive role was as Vice-President of Oracle's e-Business division, driving a number of company-wide initiatives focused on transforming Oracle into an e-Business.
Next Kurian took responsibility for the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family. Under his leadership, that business became the company's fastest-growing business and the industry’s leading middleware product suite.
Kurian started his journey with McKinsey as a Business Analyst in 1990. Kurian is an alumni of Stanford University.
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