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Indians who turned out to be top global tech-leaders


After the recent appointment of Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google, there is much praise and acclaim being attributed to Indian techies for making it big worldwide. Here is a list of a few India-born CEOs whose smart roots are emerging globally.

1. Sundar Pichai – Born and brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, this 43 year old is one of the most recent techies to embark upon a milestone achievement of becoming the new CEO of Google. His educational qualifications are- IIT Kharagpur (B Tech), Stanford (MS) and Wharton (MBA); at Wharton, he was named a Siebel Scholar and Palmer Scholar. He is one of the major contributors to the launch of Google chrome browser and has headed the android product section.

Sundar Pichai- Google CEO


2. Satya Nadella – After being the executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and Enterprise group, Satya Nadella was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft in the year 2014.

Still in his late forties, he holds a degree of  BE from Manipal Institute of Technology, MS from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Satya Nadella





3. Rajeev Suri – Hailing from Bhopal, Rajeev Suri has carved a niche for himself in Nokia Solutions and Networks. With  a simple B-tech from Manipal Institute of Technology, he is now the CEO of Nokia handling operations since 2014.







4. Shantanu Narayen – He is the jack of all trades and the CEO of Adobe. He joined the company in 1998, as the senior vice president of the worldwide product research.

Among his many achievements, some of the landmark ones include his election to the board of US’s Management Advisory Board by president Barack Obama, the advisory board of Haas School of Business and one of the board members in Dell. He is a Bachelor in Science from Osmania University, an MBA from University of California, Berkley, and an MS from Bowling Green State University.








5. Sanjay Mehrotra – One of the co-founders of the flash memory strorage company, Sandisk holds the post of the CEO since the year 2011. He holds his bachelors and masters degrees from University of California, Berkeley and Stanford.

Sanjay Mehrotra

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