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Splashed all around are the India born and brought up and educated Indian global CEOs of IT giants who have established yet again the high intelligence and emotional quotient, leadership skills and acumen and sharpness of Indians. India is a huge IT market and it makes strategic sense to have the exceptional Indian talents at the helm. Read here all about the Indian CEOs

Satya Nadella, CEO,  Microsoft

He is the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014 as CEO and John W. Thompsonin 2021 as chairman. Before becoming CEO, he was the executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms. Satya Nadella attended the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, before receiving a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka in 1988, Nadella then traveled to the US to study for an MS in computer science at the University of Wisconsin, receiving his degree in 1990. Later, he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1997.

In 1992, Nadella married Anupama, the daughter of his father’s IAS batchmate. She was his junior at Manipal pursuing a B.Arch in the Faculty of Architecture. The couple have three children, a son and two daughters,

Sunder Pichai, CEO,  Google

Pichai Sundararajan, better known as Sundar Pichai, is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. Born in Madras, India, Pichai earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering.
Moving to the United States, he attained an MS from Stanford University in materials science and engineering and further attained an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar, respectively.

Pichai began his career as a materials engineer. Following a short stint at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., Pichai joined Google in 2004.

Pichai is married to Anjali Pichai and has two children.

Shantanu Narayen, CEO,  Adobe

Shantanu Narayen leads the brand as the chairman and CEO. He has been working with the Adobe Inc. for 21 years and dedicated his life working in various roles in the company including president and has been honoured with India’s civilian honour Padma Shri in 2019. Shantanu grew in Hyderabad, India. Born as the second child to working parents, a mother who taught literature and a father who ran a plastics company. He went to Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from University College of Engineering, Osmania University in Hyderabad. He received his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Narayen lives in Palo Alto, California. He met his wife Reni while at Bowling Green State University in the mid 1980s who  has a doctorate in clinical psychology. They have two sons.

Parag Aggarwal, CEO, Twitter

Parag, aged 37, is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Agrawal was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father was a senior official in the Indian Department of Atomic Energy and his mother is a retired school teacher. He studied at Atomic Energy Central School and was a classmate of singer Shreya Ghoshal. Agrawal won a gold medal at the 2001 International Physics Olympiad held in Turkey. He earned 77th rank in the Joint Entrance Exam in 2000, and Agrawal obtained his B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombayin 2005. Agrawal then moved to the United States to pursue a PhD in computer science from Stanford University. He is married to Vineeta Agrawal. She is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm, and leads “investments in biology companies, including therapeutics, diagnostics, and  They have one son

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