New Delhi. Indian-origin Satya Nadella has been made the chairman of Microsoft. He will replace John Thompson. However, Nadella is one of the many Indians who lead the world’s top companies. Let us know about the Indian-origin CEOs of global companies-
Google’s parent Alphabet announced on December 3 that its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were stepping back from running things at Alphabet. Thus both have paved the way for Sundar Pichai on this top. Pichai took over as the CEO of Google in 2015. With his promotion as CEO of Alphabet, the Indian-American joins the list of other famous people who have served as leaders of major multinational brands.
indra nooyiIndian-American businessman Indra Nooyi served as the CEO of PepsiCo from October 2006 to October 2018. From October 2018 to January 2019, he served as the chairman of the company. And Nooyi is currently a member of Amazon’s board of directors.
Shantanu Narayan was promoted to the position of CEO of Adobe Inc in October 2018. It is known that Shantanu Narayan Pfizer Inc. is also a board member of.
Sanjay Mehrotra, 61, is the chairman and CEO of semiconductor brand Micron. Mehrotra is the co-founder of SanDisk. He served as the President and CEO of SanDisk for 27 years. He began his professional journey as a Senior Design Engineer at Intel Corporation.
Vikram Pandit, an Indian-American banker and investor, served as CEO at Citigroup from December 2007 to October 2012. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of The Orogen Group.
Born in Agra, Dinesh Paliwal was the CEO and chairman of Harman, a products and solutions company based in Stamford, USA. Paliwal currently serves as a board member with Nestle and Harman.
Indian businessman Nikesh Arora is the CEO and Chairman of Palo Alto Networks Inc., which provides network safety solutions. Arora took over as CEO in June 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree from IIT BHU and has worked with both SoftBank and Google.
Pune-born Ajay Banga, who is currently the Executive Chairman of Mastercard, previously served as the CEO, chairman and board member of the company. He has been with Mastercard for 10 years. Ajay, 59, started his career at Nestle (India), later joining PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast-food franchise in India. He is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad.
Ashok Vemuri, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, was earlier the CEO of Conduent Inc and IGATE.
Ivan Menezes was the CEO and executive director of Diageo plc, a British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London.