1. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google
Pichai was born in Tamil Nadu, India, in 1972. The son of an electrical engineer grew up in a middle-class home, attending local schools. He studied metallurgical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, earning a degree in 1995. Pichai then moved to the United States, earning a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Stanford University.
2. Satya Nadella, Microsoft
Nadella was born in Hyderabad, India, to a Telugu family. Nadella’s interest in computers began at an early age; his father, an Indian Space Research Organisation engineer, brought home a laptop when Nadella was still in high school.
3. Parag Agrawal
Parag Agarwal was born in Ajmer, City in Rajasthan, India. Parag has done his graduation from IIT Bombay and completed his MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is now working as the CEO of Twitter.
4. Leena Nair, Chanel
Chanel is synonymous with high fashion as the world’s largest luxury goods company. But behind the scenes, the company is undergoing a digital transformation, led by Chief Digital Officer Leena Nair. Nair joined Chanel in 2018 and is responsible for leading the company’s digital strategy and change. In her role, she is focused on driving growth and engagement through digital channels and developing new e-commerce and omnichannel experiences.
5. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe Inc
Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Inc. He has been in this position since 2007, and under his leadership, Adobe has become one of the most successful software companies in the world. Narayen was born in Hyderabad, India, in 1963.
6. Arvind Krishna, IBM
One of the essential members of IBM’s senior management team is Arvind Krishna. Krishna has been with IBM for over 30 years and has played a significant role in the company’s success.
7. Anshu Jain, Deutsche Bank
Anshu Jain, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank, is on the bank’s transformation journey. Today, banks are looking to technology to help them meet the needs of their customers more effectively and efficiently.
8. Raghu Raghuram – VMWare
Raghu Raghuram is the current president and CEO of VMWare. Raghu has been instrumental in VMware’s growth and success since he joined the company in 1997. Raghu Raghuram’s successes at VMWare have led to him being widely respected in the tech industry.
9. Aneel Bhusri, Workday
Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and co-CEO at Workday. Aneel has been a leader, product visionary, and innovator in the enterprise software industry for over 20 years. Before co-founding Workday in 2005, Aneel held several leadership positions at PeopleSoft.
10. Aman Bhutani, Godaddy
As CEO of GoDaddy, Aman Bhutani brings over 20 years of experience in technical, management, and leadership roles ushering brands into new eras of innovation and global growth. Before joining GoDaddy in 2019.
11. Nikesh Arora Palo Alto Networks
Nikesh Arora joined as chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in June 2018. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh served as president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp.
The stories of these 10 Indian-born CEOs prove that it is possible to achieve the American dream, no matter where you come from. They also highlight the importance of hard work, dedication, and determination. These CEOs inspire us all and remind us that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.