Meet the World’s Youngest CEO & Designer – Sreelakshmi Suresh

You don’t need a magic wand to become successful in life. All you require is the willingness to succeed, the will to do things, the ability to move on and the perseverance to try even where there are setbacks. Ever heard of the inspirational story of Sreelakshmi Suresh?

She is the World’s youngest CEO at the age of 8 and the World’s youngest designer at the age of 3. She became successful in life because of her attitude. She proved that ‘Age is just a number’. She was born on February 5, 1988, in Kozhikode in Kerala.

Sreelakhsmi Suresh (Credits: Abdul Kalam Fan Club)

Usually, students pursue an academic career and then get into the top colleges. After that, they get placed in a reputed company and only then they start designing websites, develop apps and do coding. But Sreelakhshmi Suresh’s story is a different one altogether.

Ever since her childhood, the tech-savvy Sreelakshmi always had an eye for computers. She started using computers at the age of 3. Her exemplary appetite for learning about Web Designing helped her to get into the groove. She developed a habit of designing at the age of 4 and finally had designed a website at the age of 6.

When Sreelakshmi Suresh was 8 years old and studying class 4, she designed a website for her school, Presentation High Secondary school ( which was inaugurated by Binoy Viswam, Forest Minister, Government of Kerala, on 15 January 2006. She wanted to start things on her own. So, she launched her own start-up ‘eDesign’ in 2009.

She was credited by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (India), by conferring her “The National Child Award” for Exceptional Achievement in 2008. The award was bestowed to her by Sonia Gandhi in a function held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 5 January 2009.

Sreelakshmi Suresh has won multiple awards and other recognition such as

Golden Web Award (U.S.A)
Sixty Plus Education Award (Canada),
Feeblemind’s Award of Excellence (UK),
Webmasters Ink Award (U.S.A.) and Penmarric Bronze Award (Canada).
Global Internet Directories Gold Award (USA),
WM8C Stamp of Excellence Award (USA),
37th Texa’s Web Award (USA)
American Association of Webmasters Merit Award
Thomas Sims Graves Award of Excellence (UK)
Moms Global Award for inspirational Website 2006-07 (UK)
ProFish-N-Sea Charters World Class Website Award (Brazil)
Watashi Science Movement Excellence Award 2007 (India)

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.