When it comes to the IT industry, Indians have always left their marks on the global field. Indians have been greatly appreciated for their knowledge of the sector and many international companies hire Indians at various positions. Here are some Indians, who are currently the CEOs of some of the biggest technology giants globally
Sundar Pichai, Google
This native of Tamil Nadu, India joined Google way back in 2004 and worked his way up to become the CEO by the year 2015. He was earlier the head of products and engineering within Google and Chrome remains one of his biggest and most significant achievements in Google.
Thomas Kurian- Google Cloud
This Indian -American national came with 22 years of experience handling Oracle where he was the President of Product Development. He then went on to become the CEO for Google Cloud and currently is responsible for all key developments with the technology giant.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft
Before becoming CEO of Microsoft, Satya was the Executive VP and he was leading the cloud computing and enterprise group within the company. An alumnus of Manipal Institue of Technology, he has been greatly admired for taking cloud computing services towards a higher success.
Shantanu Narayen, Adobe
November 2018 marked Shantanu Narayen’s 11 years with his current position at Adobe. He has been instrumental in adding many products to the brand portfolio and is generally touted as one of the highest paid tech CEOs in the world.
Nikesh Arora, CEO, Palo Alto Networks
This ex-president of Softbank and once a top Google executive went on to join cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks as their CEO. He is one of the highest paid US executives drawing a paycheck worth $128 million. He is an IIT graduate from India and his fair knowledge about Indian markets has helped a great deal in his role at Palo Alto.
Rajeev Suri, Nokia
Currently based in Finland, Rajiv has held various senior positions in Nokia since 1995 and was appointed CEO of the company in the year 2014. He is also an alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology and hailed from New Delhi, India.
George Kurian, NetApp
Born in Kerala, George is an IIT Madras graduate. With a glorious experience of working at companies like Akamai Technologies, McKinsey & Company, and Oracle Corporation and Cisco, Kurian became the president and CEO of NetApp in 2015.
Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron Technology
Former co-founder of SanDisk Corporation from 2011 to 2016, currently Sanjay is the CEO of Micron Technology. Spending his earlier years in Delhi, he also studied for sometimes at BITS Pilani before being transferred to University of California