In the popular imagination, India is perhaps best known for its exports of curry, yoga, and Bollywood films. But another product is becoming a winner, too!
Most of today’s Indian tech-CEOs are engineers first and foremost, making them an ‘engineer’s manager’ and not just any MBA. They have emerged from many of India’s leading engineering colleges like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) located across the country or from the plethora of regional engineering colleges that funnel talent to US graduate engineering programs in droves.
Edoofa being an organisation based on Education in India, takes immense pride in mentioning about the Global CEOs of India who have been educated in India and have brought us glory and pride.
This clearly shows that we are not only great at building companies which are competing at the global level, but are also good at leading these MNC’s.
Scroll down below to know all the Global CEOs from India who are ruling the world:
1. Sundar Pichai – Google
Pichai Sundararajan, better known as Sundar Pichai, is a technology executive and current CEO of Google Inc, under the holding company of Alphabet Inc. He joined Google in 2004 and has headed various projects including Chrome and Jive.
Earnings: ~ 50 million dollars
2. Satya Nadella – Microsoft
He worked with Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff before Microsoft in 1992. He then worked under various roles before he was appointed as the CEO.
Earnings: ~ 84 million dollars
3. Sanjay Jha – Global Foundries
Global Foundries is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global manufacturing and technology footprint. Before taking up the top job at Global Foundries, he served as the CEO of Motorola mobility and later on for Qualcomm.
Earnings: ~ 8.6 million dollars
4. Ajit Jain – Berkshire Hathaway Insurance
One of the favourites of Warren Buffett, Ajit Jain is currently the President of the leading insurance group and is also shortlisted as one of the two successors for the position of the CEO. He previously worked with Mckinsey & Co.
Earnings: ~ 10 million dollars
5. Dinesh Patiwal – Harman Industries
A leader in the market of premium audio and infotainment systems for the automotive, consumer and professional businesses. He worked at the ABB Group as President Global Markets and Technology, before he moved to Harman group.
Earnings: ~ 10.6 million dollars
6. Ajay Banga – MasterCard
He is the current president and CEO of one of the leading financial services company. Recently, President Barack Obama appointed Banga to serve as a Member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is also the chairman of the United States – India Business Council (USIBC), a member of board of directors of the Dow Chemical Company, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
Earnings: ~ 12.4 million dollars
7. Rakesh Kapoor – Reckitt Benckiser
A UK listed MNC which deals in consumer goods and is producer of health, hygiene and home products. He literally worked his way up the ladder in the company and worked in different roles including Regional Sales Manager, General Manager, and Regional Marketing Director.
Earnings: ~ 17 million dollars
8. Shantanu Narayen – Adobe Systems
He started off with a career at Apple and then moved on to serving as the director of desktop and collaboration products for Silicon Graphics. He then co-founded Pictra Inc., a company that pioneered the concept of digital photo sharing over the Internet. He also serves on Management Advisory Board of the current President of the States.
Earnings: ~ 17.8 million dollars
9. Indra Nooyi – PepsiCo
Nooyi held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. She then joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and later on held strategy positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri. She was named the president and the CFO after 7 years in the firm and became the CEO in the year 2011.
Earnings: ~ 18.6 million dollars
10. Nikesh Arora – SoftBank
It is the largest telecom companies in Japan and also one the leading investors in major startups in India. Before joining the giant, Nikesh worked with Google as a Chief Business Officer. He is known to the third highest paid executive in the world.
Earnings: ~ 132 million dollars
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