List of Indian-origin executives leading Global firms (as of mid-2015)

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  1. Gessler

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    Members may please add any important figures they know of, that I may have missed. I think this will be a fun list to remember. Let's start off with the obvious -

    1. SATYA NADELLA ~ Microsoft (ofcourse)
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    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.

    2. SUNDAR PICHAI ~ Google Inc.
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    43-yr-old Sundar Pichai hailing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, joined Google in 2004. He led the roll out of Chrome and oversaw some of Google's key apps such as Gmail and Maps. This IIT Kharagpur grad has been named new Google CEO as of August 10

    3. INDRA NOOYI ~ PepsiCo
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    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.

    4. RAJEEV SURI ~ Nokia
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    Born in India in 1967, Suri holds a Singaporean citizenship and currently lives in Finland. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from India's Manipal Institute of Technology (Electronics & Communications), and played a major part in turning around Nokia's business from severe losses to a robust outlook.

    5. ANSHUMAN JAIN ~ Deutsche Bank
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    Anshu Jain had served as the Co-CEO of the Deutsche Bank from 2012 till 2015. Born in 1963 in Jaipur, India, Jain had a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi in 1983, he also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After serving in a number of international companies, Anshuman had joined the Deutsche Bank services in 1995.

    ^^ He is seen in the second pic with Juergen Fitschen, the other co-CEO during his term in office.

    6. IVAN MENENZES ~ Diageo
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    Born in 1959 in Pune, Ivan was the son of Manuel Menenzes, a Goan who the distinction of serving as the chairman of the Indian Railway Board. His brother Victor had also served as the former chairman & CEO of Citibank. He was educated from St. Stephen's College Delhi as well as the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad. He is currently the CEO of Diageo, a UK-based alcoholic beverages company that is the largest producer of spirits in the world.

    7. GEORGE KURIAN ~ NetApp
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    George did his schooling at St Joseph's Boys High School, Bengaluru. After that he joined IIT Madras. But he left IIT to pursue a degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University.

    Prior to joining NetApp, George was vice president and general manager of the Application Networking and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems.

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    8. RAKESH KAPOOR ~ Reckitt Benckiser Group
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    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.

    9. AJIT JAIN ~ Berkshire Hathaway Insurance
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    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. He is a cousin of Anshuman Jain, the former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank.

    10. AJAY BANGA ~ MasterCard
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    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.

    11. PIYUSH GUPTA ~ DBS Group
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    Born in Meerut, India in 1960, Piyush Gupta was educated at the IIM-Ahmedabad institute and currently lives in Singapore. He began working in the banking sphere when he started his career at Citibank in 1982 as a Management Trainee. He is the current Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group, a position he has held since November 9, 2009. Gupta has been credited with leading the banking group to become a leading Asian financial services group. In 2014, Gupta was named as the Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC. In 2013, Gupta was named “Best CEO, Asia Pacific” by The Asian Banker, and “Best CEO, Singapore” by Asiamoney and The Business Times.


    12. SANJAY MEHROTRA ~ SanDisk
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    Sanjay Mehrotra is co-founder, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions.

    Earlier, Mehrotra served as SanDisk’s president and chief operating officer starting in 2006.

    Under his leadership, the company expanded its focus to include solid state drive (SSD) solutions for the enterprise, as well as new growth strategies for the mobile and client computing segments.

    Mehrotra received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program (SEP).

    13. SHANTANU NARAYAN ~ Adobe Systems
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    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.

    14. SANJAY JHA ~ Global Foundries
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    Sanjay Kumar Jha who hails from Bihar is now the CEO of Global Foundries, the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry. One of the highest-paid Indian executives in the US, he was earlier the chief executive officer of Motorola’s mobile devices business. Prior to this, he served as the chief operating officer at Qualcomm.

    He has a PhD in electronics engineering from University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

    15. ARATI PRABHAKAR ~ Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
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    Born in New Delhi in 1959, Arati immigrated to the US at the age of 3 along with her mother who was pursuing an advanced degree for social work in Chicago. She earned her Master of Science in electrical engineering and a Ph.D in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology. She was the founding director of DARPA's Microelectronics Technology Office, and later became the head of the agency in 2012, a post she has held since.
     
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    16. DINESH PALIWAL ~ Harman Group
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    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.


    17. RAJEEV VASUDEVA ~ Egon Zehnder

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    Rajeev Vasudeva, based in London and New Delhi, is Egon Zehnder’s Chief Executive. Rajeev has successfully led the firm’s growth to prominence in India and also spearheaded Egon Zehnder’s expansion into Africa and across the Middle East, opening both the Johannesburg and Dubai offices to sustained success. He has been a member of Egon Zehnder’s Executive Committee for the last 10 years, and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.

    18. NIKESH ARORA ~ SoftBank

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    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 with a salary of $132 millions.

    19. FRANCISCO D'SOUZA ~ Cognizant

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    Born in 1968 in Nairobi, Kenya to Indian parents, his father was an Indian Foreign Services diplomat. D'Souza popularly goes by the name Frank, he is the CEO of Cognizant and was part of the team that founded the NASDAQ-100 company in 1994. In 2007, at the age of 38, he took over from Lakshmi Narayanan, who was promoted to Vice Chairman. Narayana, another executive of Indian origin had served as the president & CEO of Cognizant till 2006. Francisco is Cognizant’s CEO since January 2007.


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    That's it for now...I'm sure there are dozens more out there that I could not include in this list...members are free to follow up! I hope this has been a fun & informative read.

    - Gessler
     
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    A bonus : The most intense-looking picture of Rajeev Suri yet!

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    @Gessler Indian firms are also not performing bad. Why not including them? :p
     
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    No doubt about that. But an Indian CEO running an Indian company is nothing special. Besides, most people already know very well about the big Indian companies here...Indians running foreign companies is relatively lesser known business. Except major ones like Microsoft and Google ofcourse.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    Firstly v well done to all the indian ladies and gentlemen doing well in the usa

    but i would like to answer the idea tht indians running indian co's are nothing special

    ...i think we could use the earnings as a qualifying factor or also the kind of innovation contributed ....i.e if it has great , huge earnings , then that company is substantial and to be noted and mentioned here, no matter if it was a co based in the usa, europe or india etc ..... and if it added unusual innovation then it again is v worthy of mention here and to be applauded and appreciated

    secondly that we already know .....good for you if you already know but some of us dont and we would like to know

    thirdly if they are lesser known companies , then we should highlight them and applaud them

    just my thoughts ....... let's support our folks !

    btw i do appreciate all the posts above mine ...thank
    you for your contributions without which i would have been left in the dark


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    Nice thread
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    Lakshmi Niwas Mittal net worth is estimated at $13.6 billion according to Forbes as of 2015. Born on 15th June, 1950, Lakshmi Mittal is the protagonist of a typical rags-to-richest story. From a youth, who spent his life sleeping on thin mattresses, he has turned into the owner and CEO of world’s largest steel production company ArcelorMittal. With a personal fortune of US 20.7 billion, a significant amount comprising Lakshmi Niwas Mittal net worth, he stands sixth on the list of world's richest persons . He is also the second richest man in Europe and the richest man in United Kingdom for the fifth time in a row. Mittal is a graduate of Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, which happens to be the first business school of India. He started his career from working for his father’s steel business, which was known by the name of Nippon Denro Ispat. However owing to differences with his father, mother and brothers, he set out to establish his own LNM group and has been the sole person responsible behind the astounding growth of his business in and around the world booming Lakshmi Niwas Mittal net worth . Today his company has a production capacity of 42.1 million tons of steel, and one of every 5 cars use steel produced by his company which skyrocketed Lakshmi Niwas Mittal net worth. For all his fortune, he knows how to spend or rather invest it. He has bought for himself many houses and real estate properties, the most famous which is his current residence at 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens, which he purchased for US $ 128 million, making it the most expensive home at the time, thanks to Lakshmi Niwas Mittal net worth. It is named Taj Mittal, since it has interiors decorated by the marble taken from the same quarry that supplied to the Taj Mahal. He married off his daughter Vanisha Mittal to an investment banker Amit Bhatia, in what is undoubtedly the most expensive wedding ever recorded in history. He spent over US $ 78 million in the extravaganza that lasted for a week. His philanthropic efforts include setting up the Mittal Champions Trust with US $ 9 million, to help the best of athletes in India win more Olympic medals added a cute charisma to Lakshmi Niwas Mittal net worth.

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