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Swarna Kakodkar

  • Education

    MBA, Harvard Business School
    BA, Harvard University

Swarna Kakodkar.

Ms. Swarna Kakodkar is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience leading teams to deliver innovative and impactful software products. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ms. Kakodkar currently leads a product management team at Google. Her team builds customer interaction software which leverages machine learning to create innovative experiences for all Google customers. She previously led product and technical teams at Amazon Web Services, where she launched products that were used by millions of users to manage their usage of AWS services. Prior to AWS, she held various roles at Facebook, where she oversaw the development of digital advertising products and global partnerships with some of Facebook’s largest customers. Before joining Facebook, Ms. Kakodkar worked at AOL Platforms, where she developed capital allocation strategies, managed M&A activity and built technology partnership programs. Ms. Kakodkar is a board member and board advisor to multiple companies, and regularly advises executives on developing their product strategy and execution.

Programs Swarna Teaches

Product Management: From Design to Launch