22 MAR 2023

Indian-Origin CEOs Ruling 
The World

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photo: twitter/rahulrc

Rahul Roy-Chowdhury

Grammarly, an AI assistant for English writing, will be spearheaded by Indian-origin Stanford graduate Rahul Roy-Chowdhury as its CEO starting May 1. 

neal mohan

Neal Mohan became the CEO of YouTube on Feb 16, 2023, after Susan Wojcicki stepped down. He served as the Chief Product Officer at YouTube before becoming the CEO. 

photo: twitter/nealmohan

sundar pichai

Speaking of YouTube, the platform's parent company, Alphabet Inc is also headed by a CEO of Indian-origin, Sundar Pichai. 

video: twitter/atlantic council

leena nair

Born in Maharashtra, Leena Nair became the youngest, first woman, & first Asian to be appointed Unilever's CHRO. She is now the CEO of Chanel. 

photo: twitter/leenanair

shantanu narayen

The CEO of Adobe Inc, Narayen completed his BE degree from Hyderabad's Osmania University, before heading to the US. 

photo: adobe

arvind krishna

Arvind Krishna is the CEO of IBM. Born in Dehradun, he completed much of his education in India before moving to the US. 

photo: twitter/arvindkrishna

amrapali 'ami' gan

Amrapali Gan became the CEO of London-based content subscription service company, OnlyFans in 2021. She finished her education in the US. 

PHOTO: twitter/fcubedvc

punit renjen

Renjen became the CEO of Deloitte in 2015. He was born and raised in India and went to the US to pursue an MBA.

video: twitter/punitrenjen

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Laxman Narasimhan

Laxman Narasimhan officially joined as the CEO of Starbucks on March 20. He had relocated from London to Seattle in the US as the incoming CEO.

photo: twitter/lakslnarasimhan

satya nadella

Indian-American Satya Nadella is the CEO and executive chairman of Microsoft. He was awarded the third-highest civilian award in India, Padma Bhushan, in 2022. 

video: twitter/satyanadella

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