But did you know that when it comes to romance and finding love, it’s always an Indian who has always played Cupid? Even during the pandemic, many have found love through dating apps such as Tinder, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and Hinge and the CEO of the company that owns these platforms is an Indian boss, Sharmistha ‘Shar’ Dubey, who is affectionately dubbed the ‘boss of the novel’.
Just like us, business tycoon Anand Mahindra only recently discovered this exciting news and was rightly amazed.
Dubey, who is the CEO of Match Group, a $40 billion tech conglomerate that owns Hinge, Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com, joined the company in 2006 as chief product officer for an online dating startup called Chemistry.
The 51-year-old is clearly one of the most powerful CEOs in the world, but she doesn’t make the world’s top bosses list. A thought echoed by the Mahindra and the Mahindra boss himself, with a question.
“I have to admit, this is the first I’ve heard of her. Isn’t she often featured in lists of global CEOs of Indian descent because the companies she runs are matchmaking sites? he asked his more than 8.6 million Twitter followers in a post attached to an in-depth post about Dubey.
Mahindra further pointed out that the dating app Tinder is one of the most popular matchmaking platforms in the world, with millions of users in India itself. The mogul praised Dubey saying she deserved to be in the spotlight.
“Tinder is the most popular dating app in the world. It’s a monster. It deserves to be in the spotlight,” he added.
I have to admit that this is the first time I learn about her. Isn’t she often mentioned in the world lists of Indian-o… https://t.co/cFdYxdhYDs
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1640694294000
So who is this “boss of romance”?
Dubey, who grew up in Jamshedpur, received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from IIT in 1993. She shared her lessons with hundreds of men, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, as she was the only female metallurgical engineer . This year.
Her father was a professor of mechanical engineering and it was he who pushed her to get an engineering degree.
After graduating, Dubey returned to her hometown where she worked for a steel company for a year before flying to Ohio State University to continue her education. During that year of work, Dubey had saved her earnings so she could earn a master’s degree from Ohio State University.
When she joined Match in 2006, Dubey held a number of positions before being named COO of Tinder in 2017, where she spearheaded the launch of Tinder Gold, which further defined the app’s strong hold. dating in the market and has become the most profitable. worldwide offline app.
In March 2020, the 51-year-old was promoted to CEO of Match, succeeding Mandy Ginsberg. Although Dubey took the reins as new boss just as the world was hit by the pandemic that caused so much business and profit, Match Group’s growth increased for all brands.