Top 20 Indian Origin CEOs you must know

Top indian origin ceos in the world

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google LLC & Alphabet Inc

Sundar Pichai, known by his full name Pichai Sundararajan, is one of the most well-known figures in the IT sector across the world. Since 2008, Sundar has been employed by Alphabet Inc. He has been Google’s CEO since 2015 and was recently appointed as the CEO of Alphabet Inc receiving total compensation of $200 million.

Sundar Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, and raised in India before eventually moving to the United States. In 1991, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and in 1993 earned his master’s degree from the same university.

It is important for us to embrace people and work together to achieve success

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Let yourself feel Insecure from time, It will help you to grow as an individual

Sunder Pichai

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Satya Nadella is currently the Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft. He has held this position since February 4, 2014, and previously served as executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms. Before being appointed CEO, he worked full-time for Microsoft since 1992, managing its Server and Tools Division, Windows Division, and Online Services Division.

Satya Nadella was born in India, and after traveling to the US for his higher education, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Manipal Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Some of his awards include being awarded The Economist Innovation Award for Consumer Technologies in 2013.

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It showed me that you must always have respect for your competitor, but don’t be in awe.

Satya Nadella

Parag Agarwal, CEO of Twitter

Twitter just recently announced a new CEO! After Jack Dorsey stepped down as the CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal is filling his shoes. He has been with the organization for over seven years and in that time held the position of vice president for eight years.

Agrawal is an accountant by degree but he’s been in technology for a while, most recently as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO) since 2017. Prior to working for Twitter, he was vice president and global head of product at Stubhub from 2015 to 2018, according to his LinkedIn page.

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Our purpose has never been more important. Our people and our culture are unlike anything in the world. There is no limit to what we can do together

Parag Agarwal

Shantanu Narayan, CEO of Adobe Systems

For more than nine years, Shantanu Narayen has led Adobe as the company’s chief executive. Based in San Jose, California. To drive change across the company and to guide it through giant waves of transformation in different industries. Prior to this, he worked for Apple before joining Adobe in 2005.

He was born into a Telugu-speaking household and earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad. Later on, he did an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

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If you can connect all the dots between what you see today and where you want to go, then it’s probably not ambitious enough or aspirational enough

Shantanu Narayan

Leena Nair, CEO of Chanel

Chanel has appointed Leena Nair as its new CEO. She’s the youngest person to have ever held this position at 33 years old. She will be based in London and is currently serving as a C-level executive with Unilever. According to Unilever, CHRO Leena Nair will leave the company in January 2022.

Until she left Unilever, she was the company’s Global Head of Human Resources even though she herself is from South India. Chanel is pleased to have her on board which is based out of Paris.

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As Leaders, we need to focus on digitization, but at the same time, we need to become more human

Leena Nair

Arvind Krishna, CEO of IBM

Arvind Krishna is an Indian-American business executive and is serving the role of CEO of IBM since April 2020. Additionally, he has been appointed Chairman of IBM since January 2021. He has worked for IBM and helped improve its reputation by pioneering several projects related to artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain technology, and several other technological frontiers.

He got a B.tech degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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With trembling eyes, Like a caged bird, from behind the picket-fence, she watched you go

Arvind Krishna

Ajaypal Singh Banga, CEO of MasterCard

Ajaypal Singh Banga, a successful entrepreneur, is currently serving as the executive chairman of Mastercard, a global payments and technology company that provides solutions in all aspects of payments and many other services. 

Mr. Banga was on the board of directors for Dow Chemical Company and also served as Chairman of the U.S.-Ireland Business Council & USIBC.

He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and is signed with both the Oracle Startup Cloud program that provides him access to $100K worth of support services as well as an Amazon AWS Big Data Associate account that will last him more than thirty days!

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We have the internet of everything but not the inclusion of everyone

Ajaypal Singh Banga

Rangarajan Raghuram, CEO of VMware

Raghuram joined VMware in 2003. He is now the company’s CEO. Throughout VMware’s history, he has successfully guided the company’s technology evolution and strategy.

Rangarajan Raghuram has for many years served as the Chief Operating Officer – Products and Cloud Services of VMWare. He has held various key leadership positions during his tenure with VMWare, being responsible for influencing the growth strategies and technological revolutions that VMWare has experienced under his watch.

Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte

Punit Renjen is the CEO and chairman for Deloitte, one of the largest global accountancy firms in the world today. He is responsible for overseeing the growth of their business practices and procedures. In this capacity, he co-directs Deloitte’s global strategy and focuses on its expanding markets around the world.

Punit Renjen was raised in India. After attending Willamette University and earning an MBA, he was hired by what is now Deloitte as of 1989. He has worked with a multinational professional service firm ever since.

Jayashree Ullal, CEO of Arista Networks

Jayashree Ullal

Jayashree Ullal is the President and CEO of Arista Networks. She has held this position since 2009, assuming her current job in February of that year. Earlier in her career, she acted as Senior Vice-President at Cisco Systems from 2009 to 2009. She worked there for a year before moving on to help build up Arista Networks into the company it is today. 

Jayashree Ullal was born in New Delhi but spent most of her early years living outside of India in Singapore. She holds a BA degree in Electrical Engineering as well as an MS degree in Engineering Management – both degrees being followed with a PhD due to her impressive work ethic and dedication to being at the forefront of technology.

George Kurian, CEO of NetApp

After serving in an executive role at Netapps for two years, George Kurian was promoted to President and CEO of the company in June of 2015. He is a regular speaker at technology conferences and has a business degree from Stanford.

Kurian was born in Kerala, India, he pursued an engineering degree at IIT-Madras but decided to leave six months later to enroll at Princeton University instead; Kurian also holds a B.S./M.B.A from Stanford.

Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys

Salil Parekh, as the CEO & managing director of Infosys. He also leads the team that adapts this plan to reality by recruiting other members that can help develop these ideas further. Formerly, Salil was a member of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini, where he held several leadership positions for 25 years. 

He’s a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (NCCI). He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in Mechanical and Computer Engineering.

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It’s this soft power. this One Infosys approach that’s the main driver. when a client transformation idea or opportunity is identified, everyone in the company is rallying support it

Salil Parekh

Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks

Nikesh Arora has worked with many companies including Google and SoftBank, where he currently holds the position of CEO and Chairman at Palo Alto Networks. He is also a trained CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) having earned his qualification in 1999. 

He additionally holds Bachelors degrees in both Electrical Engineering as well as Business Administration (Finance & Marketing) from the prestigious IIT Degrees In India

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Ethics is table stakes for a good business. The choice you outline isn’t a choice. Ethical profitability always

Nikesh Arora

Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico

Indra Nooyi is an Indian business executive who has achieved great success. Currently, she chairs the second-largest food and beverage business in the world, Pepsico. This was just the beginning of her illustrious career as a leader. 

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from the University of Madras. In 1978, she moved to the United States where she attended the elite IIM Calcutta and received a PG Diploma in Management. Her career began as a product manager at Johnson and Johnson and then at Pepsico. Currently, she is ranked among the 100 most powerful women in the world. She was number 13 on this list when it was released.

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Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.

Indra Nooyi

Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO of Micron Technologies

He is currently appointed as CEO at Micron Technology Ltd., having been promoted from president due to Mark Durcan’s retirement in February 2017. He co-founded SanDisk in 1988, during an internship at Sun Microsystems where Harari was working at that time. He served as its President and CEO until the acquisition by Western Digital (WD) in 2016.

Sanjay Mehrotra, who was born in the Indian city of Kanpur, started his college at Bengaluru’s premier engineering school BITS Pilani for two and a half years before transferring to the University of California.

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Let’s all work together to Marshall our resources to contribute to the world as compassionately and effectively as we can

Sanjay Mehrotra

Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo

Anjali took over from Vimeo’s previous CEO Kerry Trainor as the new headmistress of this innovative film streaming service. Sud formerly served as a General Manager and Head of Marketing for this innovative team before taking over as a leader in charge of all management decisions related to these capacities.

Anjali Sud studied at Phillips Andover Academy as a teenager. Sud earned both her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Harvard University. She worked in various New York-based companies before coming onboard the Vimeo team. 

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Practicing Vulnerability is a sign of strength, and an incredibly powerful leadership tool

Anjali Sud

Revathi Advaithi, CEO of Flex

The CEO of Flex and an advocate of STEM, Revathi Advaithi is an Indian-American business executive. Born in India, she started her career as a shop floor supervisor in Eaton and joined Honeywell, where she worked for ten long years after becoming the COO. 

In 2019, she left Eaton to become the CEO of Flex. An alumna of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Bangalore (BS) and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona (MBA), Revathi holds independent director positions at Uber and Catalyst organizations besides her current role as the head of her own company. She is also a member of MIT’s Presidential Advisory Board

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It is important for us to embrace people and work together to achieve success

Revathi Advaithi

Vasant Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis

Vasant Narasimhan is an Indian American doctor who serves as the chief executive officer of Novartis. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Chicago and his MD from Harvard Medical School, and he also earned a master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

In 2015 Narasimhan was listed at number seven on Fortune ’40 under 40′ list for his accomplishments at Novartis, particularly for the company’s commitment towards transparency that he has spearheaded.

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Dinesh Paliwal, CEO of Harman 

Dinesh Paliwal is currently working on being appointed a member of the Board of Directors at Harman International where he was once President and CEO. Before that, he had worked with ABB as President/CEO – ABB North America.

Since Paliwal joining up with Samsung’s success has not been as great as it once was at Harman / Kardon and there’s been some criticism saying that he should not have left them so soon after venturing out on his own with such high expectations.

Paliwal has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from IIT Roorkee, a Master of Business Administration from Miami University, and over 20 years of experience in the global electronics industry. 

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Every good business story has a conflict and triumph at the core and a turning point where a transformation takes place.

Dinesh Paliwal

Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NIO

She is currently the CEO at NIO U.S and is responsible for handling Nio’s autonomous electric vehicles as well as for improving the overall user experience when it comes to riding services or buying their new car models from their website.

She is ranked 11th on the list of Most Influential Global Indians. She was also featured in Fortune Magazine’s list of four rising stars. She comes from a middle-class family and studied Chemical Engineering at IIT, Delhi only to further her education with a master’s degree in the same field from Cornell University.

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“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”

Padmasree Warrior