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Hema Budaraju


Hema Budaraju

Senior Director of Product, Google

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Hema is a Product Leader who loves to build products, platforms, and teams that contribute to building a better world. She has over two decades of experience building products and leading teams to success. Currently, Hema is the Director of Product for Health and Social Impact at Google Search. Before this, she was a GM for Health Vertical at the company and a Director of Product Management for Google Maps before that. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Global Health Alliance.

Prior to joining Google, Hema spent almost five years at Facebook. She started off as a Product Lead for Facebook Events and Emerging Verticals. After two years in that role, she was promoted to Product Management Director for health initiatives. She has also worked in senior product roles at other top companies including PayPal, eBay, Amazon, Nokia, and Oracle.

Hema earned her Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University, graduating in the top 1% of engineering students. She went on to continue her education by earning her MBA at the Indian Institue of Management in Calcutta, one of the top three business schools in India. She has also continued to expand her skills by taking various courses and certifications in eCommerce, Technology, and Production.

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