These CEOs of Indian Origin will make you feel Proud.
12. Anshu Jain.
Born : January 7, 1963 (age 52)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Occupation : Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank
Education : University of Delhi (B.A.)
University of Massachusetts (M.B.A.)
Net worth : $ 60 Million
“At any point of time our course will be the same: we only focus on delivering the value and we’ll do anything to achieve it. Value comes first and it is everything, once you have it rest all fall into place.”
11. Manoj Bhargava.
Born : 1953 (age 61–62)
Occupation : Entrepreneur philanthropist, Founder of 5-Hour Energy
Net worth : USD $4 billion
“I just tried to make things as simple as I could. It’s not that i am so efficient; I just avoid useless things”
10. Gurbaksh Chahal.
Born : July 17, 1982 (age 35)
Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjab, India.
Occupation : By the age of 25, he founded and sold two advertising companies for a total of US$340 million. In July 2014, Chahal launched his fourth technology company in online advertising, named Gravity4.
Education : High school Dropout
Net worth : US $150 million.
“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.”
9. Naveen Jain.
Born : 1959
Occupation : Co-founder and chairman of Moon Express.
CEO of INOME.
Education : IIT Roorkee XLRI
Net worth : $2.2 Billion
“My parents didn’t believe in luck. They believed in hard work and in preparing me to take advantage of opportunity. Like many parents, they taught me to be generous but never to depend on the generosity of others.”
“Stay focused on the mission.”
8. Sanjay Mehrotra.
Born : 1960 ( age 55)
Occupation : Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, SanDisk Corp.
Annual Salary : $9.67 Million/Year
“We love having competition. Because competition leads to innovation and innovation leads to growth. We love our competitors, the constantly remind us to push our limits and keep our edge.”
7. Ajay Banga.
Born : Ajaypal Singh Banga
1960 (age 55),
Occupation : CEO and President, MasterCard
Education : Delhi University, IIM Ahmedabad
Total Compensation : $5.98 million.
“Never shoot the messenger. If you have good news for me, take the stairs. If you have bad news, take the elevator”
“We can bend the arc of history towards financial inclusion and a world where more people have the opportunity to enjoy what we take for granted, but it takes all of us working together.”
6. Vinod Khosla.
Born : 28 January 1955 (age 60)
Occupation : Co Founder of Sun Microsystems, Venture capitalist, Founder and CEO of Khosla Ventures
Education : IIT Delhi
Carnegie Mellon University
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Net worth : $1.5 billion
“If everyone played it safe, we wouldn’t get anywhere.”
“Everybody else is afraid to fail. I do not really care because when I fail, I try something new.”
“In my view, it’s irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.”
5. Shantanu Narayen.
Born : May 27, 1963 (age 52)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Occupation : CEO of Adobe Systems.
Education : Osmania University (BS)
University of California, Berkeley (MBA)
Bowling Green State University (MS).
Annual Salary : $875,000/year.
“If you can connect all the dots between what you see today and where you want to go, then it’s probably not ambitious enough or aspirational enough.”
4. Padmasree Warrior.
Born : 1962 , Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Occupation : Chief technology & strategy officer of Cisco Systems.
Education : IIT Delhi,
Net worth :
“I don’t like the word ‘balance.’ To me, that somehow conjures up conflict between work and family… as long as we think of these things as conflicting, we will never have happiness. True happiness comes from integration… of work, family, self, community.”
3. Satya Nadella.
Born : Satya Narayana Nadella
19 August 1967
Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation : CEO of Microsoft
Education : B.E., M.S., M.B.A.
B.E., M.S., M.B.A.
Alma mater Manipal Institute of Technology (B.E.)
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (M.S.)
University of Chicago Booth School of Business (M.B.A.)
Net worth : $45 Million
“Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn.”
“The one thing that I would say that defines me is I love to learn. I get excited about new things. I buy more books than I read or finish.”
2. Indra Nooyi.
Born : Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi
28 October 1955 (age 59),
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
Occupation : Chairperson & CEO of PepsiCo
Education : Master of Business Administration, Yale School of Management; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Madras Christian College.
Net worth: $5.6 billion
“You cannot deliver value unless you anchor the company’s values. Values make an unsinkable ship.”
” As a CEO, I am finding that I have to become a learning CEO. I have to go to school all the time because I am learning new skills that I need to run this company and I am realizing that I am not equipped to just coast, I have to constantly renew my skills.”
1. Sundar Pichai.
Born : Pichai Sundararajan
1972 (age 43)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Occupation : Senior Vice President at Google. He leads the Android, Chrome, and Google App teams.
Education : IIT Kharagpur,
The Wharton School.
Annual Salary : $50 million.
“What strikes me every single time is that the aspirations of Indians are unique and unparalleled. They’re very demanding, regardless of background.”