Bathinda, September 21, 2023 (Yes Punjab News)
Gemini CEO Pravjit Tiwana, a prominent figure in the technology and cryptocurrency world received a heartfelt honor from his alma mater, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), formerly known as Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET) at an impressive function in the campus on Thursday.
During the ceremony, Pravjit Tiwana emphasized the importance of knowledge, curious learning, hard work, and real-world experience as the keys to success. Addressing the audience of students and faculty members at the MRSPTU auditorium, he urged the young minds to dream big and work diligently to acquire knowledge, which would ultimately lead to success.
Tiwana’s visit to the university came as part of his India tour, aimed at expanding Gemini’s presence in the country. Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Pravjit Tiwana currently holds the position of Asia Pacific (APAC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Gemini, where he leads engineering and product teams.
In recognition of his achievements, the Vice Chancellor of MRSPTU, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu, presented Tiwana with a shawl and memento as a token of appreciation. The Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) team of the university worked very hard for the success of the programme.
Tiwana’s inspiring message to the students included the idea that dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts into actions. He stressed that self-confidence, combined with positive thinking, is the recipe for success in life. He also encouraged students to engage in live projects, stay updated on global technological developments, and adapt to the rapidly changing world. He promised full support to students of alma mater in the career.
As a successful professional with a background in engineering and technology, Pravjit Tiwana’s visit left a profound impact on the students and faculty. He shared valuable insights about the need for hard work, calculated risks, and continuous learning, emphasizing that knowledge is the foundation for solving a multitude of challenges.
Returning to his alma mater after three decades, Pravjit Tiwana’s trip was a nostalgic journey back to his campus days. He revisited his hostel room, met with teachers, and interacted with current students, leaving a lasting impression of inspiration and motivation.
Pravjit Tiwana’s journey from a civil engineering graduate to the APAC CEO and Global CTO at Gemini reflects his dedication and determination. Before joining Gemini, he held leadership roles at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Disney, contributing to the development of cutting-edge technologies.
In addition to his professional achievements, Tiwana is known as a marathon runner, a Peloton enthusiast, and an avid golfer. His educational background includes a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from GZSCCET and an MBA from Panjab University.