Top 10 Technology Companies Headed by Indian Professionals

Technology Companies Headed by Indian Professionals

Satya Nadella

1. Microsoft

Satya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft. This is a perfect example of  biggest success story of an Indian in the technology space. He is the  first Indian to head the world’s biggest software company – Microsoft. He also said to be the highest paid executive in the United States. According to him this achievement is ” ‘beyond his dreams”. Satya Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992. 

He is one of the most influential technology wizards. He is among the  world’s 72 most powerful people in Forbes magazine list. Satya Nadella  hails from Hyderabad. He completed his bachelor’s degree in engineering in electronics and communication from Manipal Institute of Technology. He also acquired Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and MBA from the University of Chicago. 

Sundar Pichai

2. Google

Sundar Pichai is the Google’s new CEO. Earlier he was the Senior Vice President, Google. He is one of the most important executives at Google. He acquired Metallurgical Engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur. He is from Tamil Nadu. He also have a MS from Stanford University and an acquired MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Earlier he worked in engineering and product management field and McKinsey & Company. He joined google in 2004. He is a soft-spoken person who has done wonderful job for the success of Google Chrome, Chrome OS and Google Drive.

Sanjay Kumar Jha

3. Global Foundries

Sanjay Kumar Jha is the CEO of Global Foundries. The company is world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry. He hails from Bihar and said to be  highest-paid Indian executives in the US. He worked as a chief operating officer at Qualcomm. He also worked as the chief executive officer of Motorola’s mobile devices business. He acquired a PhD from University of Strathclyde, Scotland in electronics engineering. 

Shantanu Narayen

4. Adobe

Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe. This is one of the world’s leading software companies. He is from Hyderabad. He appointed as the CEO in 2007, after nine years after joining Adobe. Shantanu Narayen is said to be one of the top paid tech CEO in world. He has finest leadership qualities, technology insight and operational proficiency.

Products portfolio of adobe is expanded well with the help of him. He acquired electronics engineering degree from Osmania University. Later he acquired MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and Masters in computer science from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Nikesh Arora

5. SoftBank Internet and Media Inc

Nikesh Arora is the CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media Inc. He was one of the Google’s most high profile employees. He quit Google and joined as the  CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media Inc (SIMI). He has done impressive works in the areas of overseeing Internet, telecommunications, media and global investment activities.

Nikesh Arora graduated as an Electrical Engineer from IIT-BHU. He got his MBA from Northeastern University and Masters degree in Finance from Boston College. Earlier he worked as a telecom analyst at Putnam Investments. He also had his own mobile data start-up in 2000. 

Francisco D'Souza

6. Cognizant

Francisco D’Souza is one of the youngest CEOs in the IT industry. He is the current CEO of Cognizant. Francisco D’Souza from Goa, India  joined Cognizant as a co-founder in 1994. The company was first initiated as a division of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

He is also Board member of Directors of General Electric Company. About his educational qualification, Francisco D’Souza has Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of East Asia. He acquired MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. 

Dinesh Paliwal

7. Harman International

Dinesh Paliwal is the CEO of Harman International. He also works as the chairman of Harman International. Harman International is a popular company which offer premium audio and infotainment systems since 2007.

With his involvement and work dedication, the company changed to a  customer-centric and innovation-oriented one. He is from Agra and acquired BE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He also has MS in Applied Science and Engineering. He also completed his MBA in Finance from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). 

Sanjay Mehrotra

8. SanDisk Corporation

Sanjay Mehrotra is the current CEO of SanDisk Corporation. He act as the s co-founder, president and chief executive officer at SanDisk Corporation. The company SanDisk Corporation is so popular with the flash memory storage solutions. SanDisk solid state drive (SSD) solutions for the enterprise is the major achievement  under the guidance of Sanjay Mehrotra. They offer best options for mobile and client computing segments.

About his, educational qualification, Sanjay Mehrotra acquired  Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California. He is also a graduate from Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program (SEP). 

Ajay Bhatt

9. Intel

Ajay Bhatt is a well known Indian-American computer architect who currently works as a Chief Client Platform Architect at Intel. He is so poplar with various works and inventions like USB (Universal Serial Bus), Platform Power management architecture, AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express etc.

He acquired Graduation from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and them Masters from The City University of New York. He is now works to develop a computer that will work all day. This Indian-American computer architect is the father of the USB standard. 

Sabeer Bhatia

10. Hotmail

Sabeer Bhatia is the founder of Hotmail. Hotmail is a pioneering web service. The service born as he linked up with a colleague, Jack Smith and launched Hotmail in 1996. This became one of the biggest email providers in the world and later bought by Microsoft in 1998. After this Sabeer Bhatia left Microsoft and founded an e-commerce firm, Arzoo Inc. A free messaging service named as JaxtrSMS is also made by him. 

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