Thomas Kurian is Executive Vice President of Oracle Product Development and reports to Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, software development, and delivery of Oracle’s software product portfolio including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and ERP, CRM, and supply chain management applications. For the past several years, Mr. Kurian has been responsible for the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under Mr. Kurian’s leadership, the Oracle Fusion Middleware business became the fastest-growing business within Oracle and the industry’s leading middleware product suite. Since January 2008, Mr. Kurian has also led the development for Oracle’s next-generation business applications, Oracle Fusion Applications.
Mr. Kurian has been with Oracle since 1996, holding various product management and development positions. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Kurian worked in London, Brussels, and San Francisco as a consultant with McKinsey and Company, an international management-consulting firm, serving clients in the software, telecommunications, and financial services industries. Mr. Kurian has a BA in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He serves as an advisory member on the boards of several international venture funds and software companies.