George Kurian, an Indian American business executive, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)and a board member of NetApp Inc. He has been serving as the CEO of NetApp Inc. since 2015. Earlier he served as NetApp's executive vice president of product operations, for nearly 2 years.
In 2011, George joined NetApp as Senior Vice President of its storage solutions group. Later he was elevated to EVP for product operations in 2013. In the year 2015, he became the Chief Executive Officer of NetApp.
Prior to joining storage and data management company NetApp, George was vice president and general manager of the Application Networking and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems. His diverse background in tech also includes the role of vice president at Akamai Technologies, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and leading Software Engineering and Product Management teams at Oracle Corporation.
George was born in Kottayam district, Kerala, India. Initially he pursued engineering at IIT-Madras, but left 6 months later to join Princeton University. He is a 1995 graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds an electrical engineering degree from Princeton University.
George is married and the couple has two children. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also he is the twin brother of Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian.
Born in Kottayam district, Kerala, he pursued engineering at IIT-Madras, but left six months later to join Princeton University; he also holds an MBA degree from Stanford.