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5 Indian origin CEO of global tech giants

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

1. Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google)

Pichai is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google Inc. He was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Sundar Pichai’s mother Lakshmi was a stenographer and his father, Regunatha Pichai was an electrical engineer at GEC. Sundar grew up in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. Pichai is married to Anjali Pichai and has two children.

2. Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft)

He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014. Nadella was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (now in the state of Telangana). Nadella attended the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet before receiving a bachelor’s in electrical engineering. Nadella worked at Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff prior to joining Microsoft in 1992.

3. Rajeev Suri (President and CEO, Nokia)

He is a Singaporean Indian business executive and the chief executive officer of Nokia. 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. Suri became the CEO of Nokia when the sale of Nokia’s phone division to Microsoft Mobile was completed. Rajeev Suri has a Bachelor’s of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from Manipal Institute of Technology.

4. Shantanu Narayen (CEO, Adobe)

He is an Indian American business executive, and the CEO of Adobe Systems, and president of the board of the Adobe Foundation. Prior to this, he had been the president and chief operating officer since 2005. He grew up in Telugu speaking family in Hyderabad. Narayen earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Osmania University in India, an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Narayen received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Bowling Green State University.

5. Sanjay Mehrotra, (CEO, Sandisk)

Sanjay Mehrotra is the CEO of Micron Technology and co-founder of SanDisk. Mehrotra served as SanDisk President and Chief Executive Officer until it was purchased by Western Digital in 2016. He graduated in 2009 from Stanford University Graduate School of Businesses’ Executive Education Program. Mehrotra holds more than 70 patents. He has published articles in the area of non-volatile memory design and flash memory systems.