shar-dubeyThe CEO of romance from IIT Kharagpur: Sharmistha (Shar) Dubey ('93)

The KGP Chronicle (January 27, 2022)

The CEO of romance from IIT Kharagpur

It’s not every day that you come across a Metallurgical Engineer leading the world’s largest dating app conglomerate.

Sharmistha (Shar) Dubey ( B. Tech/ Metallurgy/1993)  was raised in Jamshedpur. She graduated in 1993 along with classmate Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet. With grit and determination she overcame all the challenges of being one of the handful female students on campus and finished her studies. After completing her studies she went back to Jamshedpur and worked in a steel company for a short while. She pursued a Masters from Ohio State University, USA and worked in several companies before joining Match Group in 2006. In her first job at an aerospace company in Philadelphia, she was the first foreigner and first woman who was hired and faced many challenges. She outworked and won over her colleagues with her hard work.

In 2017, Ms. Dubey was appointed the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Tinder. She led the launch of Tinder Gold, which resulted in it being the highest-gross non-gaming app globally. The following year she was appointed President of Match Group, and in 2019, she was welcomed into the board of directors. (Read More) (Vogue India article) (Fortune Magazine article)