Indians have gradually played an important role in global businesses over the years. Many people India and of Indian descent, who rose to become the top managing director (CEO) of one of the world’s most successful companies.
Indians have proven to be pioneers in many fields including science, arts, sports and technology. According to 2015 statistics, India has a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley (USA) and 10% of CEOs of global high-tech companies. Meanwhile, there are up to 30% of companies included in the Fortune 500, the CEO is Indian.
You are surely curious, what are the brands? Well, here is a list of 11 CEOs of the world’s leading multinational corporations from India.
List of CEOs of world famous companies in India
Launch of the Inventiva page, Tuesday (17/5/2022), here is a list of 11 CEOs of world-renowned Indian companies:
Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and Google. On August 10, 2015, Pichai was named CEO of Google, following the appointment of CEO Larry Page. The man’s full name is Pichai Sundararajan, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India on June 10, 1972.
Satya Narayana Nadella is the Executive Chairman and CEO of Microsoft. He has been added to the list of powerful CEOs of India. After Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s first two CEOs, Nadella was named Microsoft’s 3rd CEO on February 4, 2014.
Parag Agrawal has been CEO of Twitter since November 29, 2021. He replaces Jack Dorsey who resigned. In 2011, Agarwal joined Twitter as a software engineer, succeeding Adam Massinger as chief technology officer (CTO) in October 2017.
Leena Nair is the CEO of Chanel, one of the fashion house’s leading French brands. She was elected Chanel’s first female and youngest CEO in January 2022. He is known as a British-Indian business executive.
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Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Inc. He was appointed CEO in December 2007. Narayan was born in Hyderabad, India and started his career at Apple. As CEO of Adobe, Narayen oversaw the company’s transformation, including moving the company’s digital creative and document software franchise to the cloud, to flagship programs such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Acrobat/PDF.
Arvind Krishna is CEO of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), an American company that manufactures and sells computer hardware and software. In April 2020, he was named CEO of IBM, and in January 2021, he was named the company’s president.
Sanjay Mehrotra is the current CEO of Micron Technology. He was named CEO following the retirement of Mark Durcan in February 2017. Previously, he successfully founded SanDisk, until the company was acquired by Western Digital in 2016.
Jayashree Ullal is President and CEO of Arista Networks, a cloud networking company based in Santa Clara, USA. Arista Networks co-founders Andy Bechtolsheim and David Cheriton appointed Ulal as CEO and President in October 2008.
Nikesh Arora has served as CEO and President of Palo Alto Networks since June 2018. In 2004, Arora also worked at Google. However, in July 2014, he resigned as senior vice president and chief commercial officer of Google.
George Kurian was named CEO and President of Netapps in June 2015. Netapps is a patented computer storage and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. He became CEO, after serving as the company’s executive vice president of product operations for two years.
Well that was the list CEO of a multinational world leader from India.
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