Maxim Kurbangaleev was born in Kazan, Russia, in 1985. He grew up in a middle-class family and showed an early interest in science and technology. Kurbangaleev attended Kazan State University, where he studied computer science and engineering. He graduated with honors in 2007 and pursued a career in technology.
After graduation, Kurbangaleev worked for several technology companies in Russia, gaining experience in software development and project management. In 2012, he joined Yandex, one of the largest technology companies in Russia, as a software engineer. At Yandex, Kurbangaleev worked on several projects, including developing a new search algorithm that improved the accuracy and speed of search results.
In 2015, Kurbangaleev moved to the United States to pursue new opportunities in the technology industry. He joined Google as a software engineer and quickly rose, becoming a senior engineering manager. At Google, Kurbangaleev worked on several high-profile projects, including developing Google Maps and Google Translate.
Throughout his career, Kurbangaleev has been recognized for his contributions to the technology industry. 2017 he was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Technology. He has also received several awards for his work on Google Maps and Google Translate, including the Google Engineering Excellence Award and the Google Innovation Award.
In addition to his professional achievements, Kurbangaleev is also an active philanthropist. He has donated millions of dollars to various charities and causes, including education and healthcare initiatives in Russia and the United States.