In this article, we are going to list down the top Indian CEOs in the world. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking executive of an organization and there are a lot of Indians who have served or are serving as the CEO of various leading companies in the world, from Microsoft to Google, IBM, and many more. We can easily say that Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) have truly come a long way. You can check out some of the CEO’s originating from India who head some of the biggest global tech companies.
Top Indian CEOs in the World
Here is the list of the top Indian CEOs across the globe:
- Satya Nadella – CEO, Microsoft
- Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google LLC & Alphabet INC
- Parag Agrawal – CEO, Twitter
- Nikesh Arora – CEO, Palo Alto Networks
- Shantanu Narayen – CEO, Adobe Inc.
- Arvind Krishna – CEO, IBM Group
- Jayshree Ullal – CEO, Arista Networks
- Ajaypal Singh Banga – Executive Chairman, Mastercard
- George Curian – CEO, NetApp
- Sanjay Mehrotra – CEO, Micron Technology
- Laxman Narasimha – Starbucks
1] Satya Nadella – CEO, Microsoft
Satya Nadella, the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft, is an Indian-born American business executive. He became the CEO of Microsoft on February 4, 2014.
Talking about his educational background, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka. Also, he has done MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business while working full-time at Microsoft.
2] Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google LLC & Alphabet INC
Sundar Pichai, in full Pichai Sundararajan, is one of the popular names in the information technology field across the globe. He is the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google since 2015. He was born on July 12, 1972, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
3] Parag Agrawal – CEO, Twitter
Twitter has a new CEO now. After Jack Dorsey stepped down as the CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal is filling the shoes. He is an Indian-American technology executive and the CEO of Twitter since November 2021. It is not a popular name, however, he is been a part of the organization since 2011. He was appointed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2017.
4] Nikesh Arora – CEO, Palo Alto Networks
Nikesh Arora is an Indian-American business executive and is the CEO and chairman of Palo Alto Networks. He was appointed as the CEO on June 1, 2018. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Google.
5] Shantanu Narayen – CEO, Adobe Inc.
Since December 2007, Shantanu Narayen has been serving as the CEO of Adobe Inc. He was born in Hyderabad, India to a Telugu-speaking family. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Osmania University in Hyderabad. Later on, he did MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
6] Arvind Krishna – CEO, IBM Group
Arvind Krishna is an Indian-American business executive and is serving the role of CEO of IBM since April 2020. Also, he was assigned the role of Chairman in January 2021. He got a B.tech degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
7] Jayshree Ullal – CEO, Arista Networks
Jayshree Ullal is the president and CEO of Arista Networks which is an American cloud networking company. She is an American billionaire businesswoman who graduated from San Francisco State University. And then, she got a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
8] Ajaypal Singh Banga – Executive Chairman, Mastercard
Ajaypal Singh Banga is currently serving as the executive chairman of Mastercard, a global payments & technology company. He was a chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and is also a member of the board of directors of the Dow Chemical Company.
He was born in Maharashtra, India on November 10. He is graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and a degree in PGP in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
9] George Curian – CEO, NetApp
George Curian is the CEO of NetApp, a company that provides data management solutions for the cloud. He was born in Kerala, India. He has worked in some other leading organizations including Akamai Technologies and Oracle before being assigned as CEO of NetApp. He took up the role in June 2015.
10] Sanjay Mehrotra – CEO, Micron Technology
Sanjay Mehrotra is serving as the CEO of Micron Technology. He was also the co-founder of SanDisk. He was born in Kanpur, India.
11] Laxman Narasimha – Starbucks
Laxman Narasimha has been appointed as the SEO of Starbucks. Born in Pune, he completed his BE from COEP Pune and MBA from Wharton.
- Rajeev Suri – Former CEO, Nokia Inc: Rajeev Suri has served as the CEO of Nokia Inc. from 2014 to 2020. He has been appointed as the CEO of Inmarsat since February 2021.
- Dinesh C. Paliwal – Former CEO, Harman International: Dinesh C. Paliwal is a former CEO of Harman International, a global provider of cloud services and IoT solutions. He comes of Indian origin and has served as CEO of the company from 2007 to 2020.
Please let us know if we missed any names.