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From Satya Nadella to Vikram Pandit, a look at Indian-origin CEOs who helmed top global companies

Updated : June 18, 2021 08:42 AM IST

As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been named chairman at the tech giant, CNBCTV18.com has handpicked some top Indian-origin CEOs who have headed top multinational companies. Check them out here.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been named the chairman of the tech giant and will take over from John Thompson, who will return to the role of lead independent director. The additional responsibility will enhance Nadella's role at the Redmond, Washington headquartered company. However, Nadella is one among many Indians who lead top companies in the globe. Here is a look at them.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been named the chairman of the tech giant and will take over from John Thompson, who will return to the role of lead independent director. The additional responsibility will enhance Nadella's role at the Redmond, Washington headquartered company. However, Nadella is one among many Indians who lead top companies in the globe. Here is a look at them.
Sundar Pichai | Google's parent Alphabet announced on December 3 that its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were stepping back from running things at Alphabet. The duo have thus paved the way for Sundar Pichai at the helm of Alphabet. Pichai took charge as CEO of Google in 2015. With his elevation as CEO of Alphabet, the Indian-American has joined a list of other famed people who served as leaders of major multinational brands.  (Image: Reuters)
Sundar Pichai | Google's parent Alphabet announced on December 3 that its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were stepping back from running things at Alphabet. The duo have thus paved the way for Sundar Pichai at the helm of Alphabet. Pichai took charge as CEO of Google in 2015. With his elevation as CEO of Alphabet, the Indian-American has joined a list of other famed people who served as leaders of major multinational brands.  (Image: Reuters)
Indra Nooyi | The Indian-American businesswoman served as the CEO  of Pepsico from October 2006 to October 2018. From October 2018 to January 2019 she served as the Chairman of the company. Nooyi is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Amazon. (Image: Reuters)
Indra Nooyi | The Indian-American businesswoman served as the CEO  of Pepsico from October 2006 to October 2018. From October 2018 to January 2019 she served as the Chairman of the company. Nooyi is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Amazon. (Image: Reuters)
Shantanu Narayen | He was elevated to the position of Adobe Inc CEO in October 2018. Narayen is also a Board Member of Pfizer Inc. (Image: Reuters)
Shantanu Narayen | He was elevated to the position of Adobe Inc CEO in October 2018. Narayen is also a Board Member of Pfizer Inc. (Image: Reuters)
Sanjay Mehrotra | The 61-year-old is the President and CEO of semiconductor brand Micron. Mehrotra is a Co-Founder of SanDisk. He served as the President and CEO of SanDisk for 27 years. He started his professional journey as Senior Design Engineer at Intel Corporation. (Image: Reuters)
Sanjay Mehrotra | The 61-year-old is the President and CEO of semiconductor brand Micron. Mehrotra is a Co-Founder of SanDisk. He served as the President and CEO of SanDisk for 27 years. He started his professional journey as Senior Design Engineer at Intel Corporation. (Image: Reuters)
Vikram Pandit | The Indian-American banker and investor was the CEO of Citigroup from December 2007 to October 2012. He is the current Chairman and CEO of The Orogen Group. (Image: Reuters)
Vikram Pandit | The Indian-American banker and investor was the CEO of Citigroup from December 2007 to October 2012. He is the current Chairman and CEO of The Orogen Group. (Image: Reuters)
Dinesh Paliwal | Born in Agra, Paliwal was the CEO and President of products and solution company Harman based in Stamford, US. Paliwal currently serves as a board member with Nestle and Harman. (Image: Reuters)
Dinesh Paliwal | Born in Agra, Paliwal was the CEO and President of products and solution company Harman based in Stamford, US. Paliwal currently serves as a board member with Nestle and Harman. (Image: Reuters)
Nikesh Arora | The Indian businessman is the CEO and Chairman of Palo Alto Networks Inc that provides network security solutions. Arora took charge as CEO in June 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi and has served with both Softbank and Google. (Image: Reuters)
Nikesh Arora | The Indian businessman is the CEO and Chairman of Palo Alto Networks Inc that provides network security solutions. Arora took charge as CEO in June 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi and has served with both Softbank and Google. (Image: Reuters)
Ajay Banga | The Pune-born Banga, who is currently the executive chairman of Mastercard earlier served as CEO, President and a board member in the company. He has been with Mastercard for 10 years. The 59-year-old started his career at Nestlé, India, later joining Pepsico, where he was instrumental in launching its fast-food franchises in India. He is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmadabad. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Ajay Banga | The Pune-born Banga, who is currently the executive chairman of Mastercard earlier served as CEO, President and a board member in the company. He has been with Mastercard for 10 years. The 59-year-old started his career at Nestlé, India, later joining Pepsico, where he was instrumental in launching its fast-food franchises in India. He is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmadabad. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Ashok Vemuri | The IIM Ahmedabad alumni was earlier the CEO of Conduent Inc and IGATE.  (Image: Reuters)
Ashok Vemuri | The IIM Ahmedabad alumni was earlier the CEO of Conduent Inc and IGATE.  (Image: Reuters)
Ivan Menezes | Ivan Menezes was the CEO and Executive Director of Diageo PLC, a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, with its headquarters in London. (Image: Reuters)
Ivan Menezes | Ivan Menezes was the CEO and Executive Director of Diageo PLC, a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, with its headquarters in London. (Image: Reuters)
Published : June 18, 2021 08:42 AM IST
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