In this technology-driven world, we have found that many of CEOs that are leading some of the global brands are from India. With their sheer determination and extreme work ethics, they have outshined and have earned the position of CEO. Let’s find out.
CEO of Google
Pichai Sundararajan (born 12 July 1972), also known as Sundar Pichai is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc.
Formerly he was the Product Chief of Google and then got the role of CEO on 2 October 2015.
Education: Pichai earned his degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering.
He holds an M.S. from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
There he earned the recognition of Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.
Net Worth ~ $150 million
CEO of Microsoft
Satya Narayana Nadella (born 19 August 1967) is an Indian-American business executive. He is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft.
He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer.
Education: He holds bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka.
Then he did M.S. degree in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, later he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Net Worth ~ $72 Million
CEO of Adobe
Shantanu Narayen (born 27 May 1963) is an Indian-American business executive and the CEO of Adobe Systems. He was the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005. He is also the president of the board of the Adobe Foundation.
Education: Narayen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University in India.
A Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science in computer science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Later he received an honorary Doctor of Applied Science degree from his alma mater, Bowling Green State University.
Salary ~ $875,000 annually with other compensations excluded.
CEO of Cognizant
Francisco D’Souza (born 23 August 1968), who goes by Frank is the CEO of Cognizant.
He was also part of the team that founded the NASDAQ-100 company in 1994. In 2007, at the age of 38, he took over from Lakshmi Narayanan, who was promoted to Vice Chairman.
Education: Francisco holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of East Asia, Macau, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Salary ~ $12 Million annually
CEO of Nokia
Before the current assignment in May 2014, he was the CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks since 2009 and held various positions in Nokia since 1995.
Suri became the CEO of Nokia when the sale of Nokia’s phone division to Microsoft Mobile was completed.
Education: Suri studied Electronics and Communications Engineering at the Manipal Institute of Technology, India.
Salary ~ $1.4 Million annually
Chairperson, and CEO of PepsiCo
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born 28 October 1955) is an Indian-American business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second-largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue.
Education: She received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Madras Christian College and a Post Graduate Programme (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Net Worth ~ $151.8 Million
President, and CEO of MasterCard
Ajaypal “Ajay” Singh Banga is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard. MasterCard announced on April 12, 2010, that Ajay Banga, previously MasterCard’s president and chief operating officer, had been named by the Board of Directors to serve as the company’s president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2010.
Education: Ajay Banga holds Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Net Worth ~ $1.2 Billion
CEO of GlobalFoundries
Sanjay Kumar Jha (born 1963) is the CEO of GlobalFoundries and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Mobility. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm.
Education: He received a BS in Engineering from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.
Net Worth ~ $230.6 Million