Sundar Pichai: India-born Sundar Pichai has been named the new CEO of the technology giant Google. Pichai earned his degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) in Metallurgical Engineering. He holds an MS from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.
Satya Nadella: Satya Nadella was appointed as CEO on February 4, 2014. Satya Nadella holds a bachelor's degree in engineering in electronics and communication from Manipal Institute of Technology. He did his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems before he joined Microsoft. Pic/AFP
Shantanu Narayen: Originally from Hyderabad, India, Shantanu Narayen has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, a master's degree in computer science, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is a board member of Pfizer, and Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and was named one of the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior Vice-President of worldwide product research. He was named the President and Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and was promoted to CEO of the organisation in 2007. Pic/AFP
Ajit Jain: Ajit Jain is the Vice Chairman of Insurance Operations for Berkshire Hathaway as of January 10, 2018. He was born in Orissa and got a degree in engineering from IIT Kharagpur. After working for IBM in India in the 70s, he moved to the US. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and subsequently worked for McKinsey & Co
Anshuman Jain: Anshuman Jain is a British Indian business executive who currently serves as president of Cantor Fitzgerald. Jain formerly served as the Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank from 2012 until July 2015. Jain has an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After having worked for Merrill Lynch in New York, Jain joined Deutsche Bank in 1995. An active supporter of wildlife conservation, he was made Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank in 2011. Pic/AFP
Ajay Banga: Ajaypal "Ajay" Singh Banga is an Indian American business executive. He is the current president and chief executive officer of Mastercard. Banga's family hails from Jalandhar in Punjab, but he was born in Khadki near Pune, since his father, an army officer was posted over there. An MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Banga kicked off his career with Nestle in 1981. He worked for PepsiCo and Citigroup before joining MasterCard
Francisco D'Souza: Francisco D'Souza is a Kenyan-born Indian American entrepreneur and businessman, who is the former CEO and Vice Chairman of Cognizant — a Fortune 200 global professional services company. His father Placido D'Souza belonged to Goa. D'Souza earned his MBA from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He was part of the team that founded Cognizant in 1994. Pic/AFP
Sanjay Kumar Jha: Sanjay Kumar Jha was the former CEO of GlobalFoundries and former chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility. Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer of Qualcomm. Originally from Bihar, Sanjay Kumar Jha has a Ph.D. in electronics engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
Dinesh C Paliwal: Chairman, President and CEO of Harman International, a provider of audio and infotainment systems, Dinesh Paliwal was born in Agra. He has an engineering degree from the University of Roorkee (now the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee). Before joining Harman, he worked for 22 years with the ABB group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. Pic/AFP
Ivan Menezes: Indian-born Ivan Menezes was appointed Chief Executive of Diageo plc in July 2013, having been an Executive Director since July 2012. With an MBA degree from Northwestern University Kellogs School of Management, Menezes began his career with Nestle in 1981 and went on to work with reputed companies like Hamilton and Whirlpool among others
Rajeev Suri: Born in Delhi, Rajeev Suri became the CEO of Nokia when Microsoft acquired Nokia mobile business. Suri holds the B-Tech with Electronics and Communications Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India. Before the current assignment in May 2016, he was the CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks from 2015 and held various positions in Nokia since 1995. Before joining the Nokia, he worked for multinational corporations in UK and Middle East
Indra Nooyi: Indra Nooyi is the former Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. Born in Chennai, Nooyi joined Johnson & Johnson. She has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta). Indra Nooyi later studied at the prestigious Yale School of Management and went on to join PepsiCo in 1994. Nooyi stepped down as Pepsico's CEO after 24 years with the company. Pic/AFP
Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Rajeev Suri - there are lots of Indian-origin CEOs who have made their mark in the global corporate world. Here is a look at some head honchos of top global companies, who are of Indian origin
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