Top Indian Executives Who Are Leading International Companies

Top Indian Executives Who Are Leading International Companies

Over the years, Indians have slowly but steadily climbed up the corporate ladders globally and have also played a key role in the development of many of the technology powerhouses all over the world.

From Microsoft to Pepsi and Google to the Master-cards in our hands that we use for shopping, Indians have been one of the major minds involved in the invention and marketing management of these life-changing brands.

What makes them the ‘The Best CEO’s of Top biggest Global Companies’ is their outstanding communication and managerial skills, adaptability and hardworking nature.

So, let’s look at the list of 6 Indians who are currently heading the topmost biggest global companies all over the world:

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1. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

Full name – Pichai Sundararajan

Born – 12th July 1972

Place of Birth – Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Currently living: San Francisco Bay Area

From growing up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai to being announced the CEO of Google LLC on 10 August 2015, Sundar Pichai has come a long way. The soft-spoken  46-year-old did his B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and then won a scholarship to study material science and semiconductors in physics from Stanford University, where he eventually earned his M.S.  

He joined Google in the year 2004 and led the product management and innovation efforts for key products including Google Chrome OS and Google Drive. 

2. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Full name – Satya Narayana Nadella

Born – 19th August  1967

Place of birth- Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Nadella, now 51 and a father of three kids, was named the head of Microsoft in February 2014. He has given 22 years of his life to the company and previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group before being handed over the position of CEO.

Hyderabad born holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology. After that, he did his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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3. Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico

Full name- Indra Krishnamurthy (born), after marriage- Indra Nooyi

Born – 28 October 1955

Place of birth – Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India.

An inspiration for many, Indra Nooyi, is an Indian American business executive, currently serving as the Chairman of the second-largest food and beverage business in the world, Pepsico. Born in a middle-class Tamil speaking Indian family, Nooyi received her Bachelor's degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Madras.

She began her career with the position of product manager at Johnson and Johnson and then moved on to Pepsico. Today, she is ranked among the World’s 100 most powerful women and was ranked number 13 on the same. She is to be the first independent female director of the ICC Board and the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list 2015 with so many other awards and accolades in her name.

4. Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems and president of the board of Adobe foundation

Full name- Shantanu Narayen

Born – 27th May 1962 (age 56)

Place of birth– Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Shantanu Narayen, an Indian-American business executive joined Adobe in the year 1998 as a senior vice-president of worldwide product research and then was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and finally appointed to his current position in November 2007 at the age of 45.

He started his career with a bang by landing a job at Apple. He has also been named among the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s Magazine in 2016.

Shantanu Narayen Networth & Salary (approx)– Currently he is known to draw a salary of $875,000 per annum and including stock options, shares and bonus payments, he is known to earn about $ 20 million in a year.

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5. Ajaypal Singh Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard

Full name – Ajaypal Singh Banga

Born – 1960

Place of birth – Pune, India

An Indian Sikh American business executive, Ajaypal Singh Banga, is a Padma Shri Award recipient and has been serving as the CEO and president of MasterCard since April 2010. In the year 2015, President Barack Obama appointed him to serve as a Member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

He graduated from St. Stephens College, Delhi University with BA in Economics and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Ajaypal Singh Banga Net worth & salary (approx) – $1.2 billion, makes app. $16.9 million a year.

6. Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia

Full name –Rajeev Suri

Born – 10th October 1967

Place of birth –New Delhi, India

Rajeev Suri is a Singaporean Indian business executive. He is one of those rare top corporate executives who achieved the heights in business without any PG/MBA degree.

He is currently a Singaporean citizen and based in Espoo, Finland. He did his Bachelor’s in Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology.

Rajeev Suri Networth & Salary (approx) – 1,829,401 Euros per year

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