Kurian was accepted to the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India where he spent 6 months before deciding to pursue his bachelor’s education in the United States at Princeton. He possesses a BS in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
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 Mr. Kurians leadership, that business became the company’s fastest-growing business and the industrys leading middleware product suite.
Later, Mr. Kurian served as a Senior Vice President of Oracle’s Server Technologies Division responsible for the development and delivery of Oracle Application Servers. He played a key role in bringing Oracle 9i application server to market. Application server software became Oracle’s fastest-growing business primarily because of his efforts.
As the President of Product Development, he oversaw Oracle’s 3,000-odd product development efforts. He was responsible for development and delivery of Oracles software product portfolio including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and ERP, CRM, and supply chain management applications.
On September 6, 2018, Kurian announced he was taking extended time off from the company.
On September 28, 2018 he resigned from his current designation as president of product development at Oracle.