Meet Indian-Origin Nikesh Arora, America's Second Highest-Paid CEO

Indian-origin Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, was ranked second on the Wall Street Journal's list of the highest paid US CEOs in 2023. With a salary of $151.43 million, this man's earnings 56-year-olds surpass those of many tech titans, such as Meta's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai.

Here are some facts about Nikesh Arora

  1. Nikesh Arora was born on February 9, 1968 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. His father served in the Indian Air Force. He studied at the Air Force School (Subroto Park) and then graduated in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi in 1989. After working briefly at Wipro, he moved to the United States to pursue an MBA from Northeastern University. , Boston. Massachusetts.

  2. His professional journey began in 1992 when he joined Fidelity Investments, where he held positions related to financial management and technology. He eventually became vice president of Fidelity Technologies. In 2000, he founded T-Motion, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, which later became part of T-Mobile's core services. He was also marketing director of the international arm of T-Mobile at Deutsche Telekom AG.

  3. In 2004, Nikesh Arora joined Google. He hold key positions such as Vice President of European Operations, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and ultimately Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He worked at Google for almost 10 years.

  4. Later, in 2014, Mr. Arora worked at SoftBank Corp Japan. He became group vice chairman and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media Inc. He is expected to replace SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and earn $208 million over two years. However, in June 2016, he surprised everyone by resigning from his position at SoftBank. He joined Palo Alto Networks in 2018 and currently serves as CEO and President.

  5. In 2015, Nikesh Arora received the Global India Award at the ET Corporate Excellence Awards.

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