Anil Sabharwal, global product vice president at Google, manages thousands of people around the world and, as leader of Google’s engineering tech hub in Australia, is at the forefront of some of the company’s most important global initiatives.

He started his career as an entrepreneur, founding D2L, a successful online learning platform. After leaving D2L, Anil was involved in a series of other startup ventures. He moved to Australia and after winning a national pitch contest for a presentation polling software, Google offered him a job. From there, Anil became a rising star within Google, earning promotion after promotion. He currently manages 2 out of the 9 Google products with over 1 billion users, Photos and Chrome.