6 Not So Known Indian CEOs Who Lead The Best Of The Companies In The World
Everyone knows Satya Nadella or Sundar Pichai and how awesome they are. But do you know India Nooyi? Sanjay Mehrotra?. Indians are known to be constructive geniuses by many countries and that has been proven time and again by people who have managed to rocket towards the name and fame tagging out the awesomeness of Indian origin. Here is a list of such unspoken Indian CEOs who have planted the Indian name in the leading and most powerful companies of all time by leading them.
1) Indra NooyiIndra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi is an Indian-born America. She leads the world’s biggest beverage industry, Pepsico. This IIM Calcutta alumni has been the CEO as well as the president of Pepsi since 2001. Her strategic product classification has boosted the company’s revenue off the charts.
SanDisk is a name that is almost synonymous with pen drives and other storage devices. Sanjay Mehrotra is one of the co-founders of the Flash Memory device and software manufacturing firm. He is the current CEO of Sandisk.
3) Rajeev SuriRajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia
Everyone knows the name of Nokia. Born an Indian, Rajeev Suri became the CEO of the famed Nokia Corporation after the Microsoft acquisition of the mobile phone division of Nokia. He did his engineering in Manipal Institute Of Technology and is a citizen of Singapore.
4) Shantanu Narayen
A Hyderabadi at heart, Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Systems, the multimedia and creativity software industry leader. He was appointed to the US Management Advisory Board by the president Barrack Obama in 2011. He is also a board member at Dell,Inc.
“There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s MasterCard” Right?
The president and CEO of MasterCard, a multinational financial services firm is an alma mater of IIM Ahmadabad. He was the Chief Operations Officer till 2010 when the board decided to pull him up to the post of Chief Executive Officer and also as a member of the board of directors of MasterCard. He was recently awarded the Padma Shri, in 2016.
The CEO of Cognizant is one of the youngest CEOs of software sector. Though born in Nairobi, Kenya, Francisco D’souza is of Indian origin. He succeeded Laxmi Narayan in 2007 and became the CEO at a young age of 38. He was also part of the team which has founded NASDAQ100 back in 1994. He was named as the best CEO for a multinational firm by Forbes India.