List of Indian CEO’s of Global Companies

List of Indian CEO’s of Global Companies

Indians are always noted for smart and intelligence. To prove this many Indian born have become the CEO’s of successful global companies. From Google to Microsoft, Indian’s rule the world top companies.

let’s see few of the icons who have made India proud.


Satya Narayana Nadella was born in the year 1967 at Hyderabad, India.

He holds ‘Bachelor of Engineering’ from Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

In the year 1992, Nadella was a technical staff at sun microsystems prior joining Microsoft. He played many roles in Microsoft and in the year 2014 became the CEO of Microsoft.

Nadella draws approx $26 million per year.


Indra Nooyi was born in the year 1955 in Chennai, India

She received bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from University of Madras, MBA from IIM, Calcutta and MS from Yale University .

In the year 1994 she Joined PepsiCo and in the year 2006 became the 5th CEO of PepsiCo.

Nooyi was awarded Padma Bhushan in the year 2007.

She is ranked one of the most powerful women in the world by Fortune, Forbes and also Time’s listed her among 100 most Influential People in the world.

Nooyi draws approx. $30 million per year.


Ivan Manuel Menezes was born in the year 1959 in Pune, India.

Menezes holds a BA degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and a PG Diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He holds an MBA degree from Northwestern University Kellogs School of Management.

He joined Diageo in the year 1997 and has held various Senior Positions. Menezes became the CEO of Diageo on 1st july 2013.

He draws approx. $4 million per year.


Rakesh Kapoor was born in the year 1958 in Bareilly, India.

He holds B.E in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science and M.B.A from Xavier School of Management,Jamshedpur

In the year 1987,Rakesh joined  ‘Reckitt Benckiser’and he had been in various positions.

In 2011 he became the CEO of  ‘Reckitt Benckiser’ 

 Rakesh draws approx. $13 million per year.


Ajit Jain was born in the year 1951 in Orissa, India.

He hold Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical from IIT, Kharagpur and MBA from Harvard Business School.

In 1986 he worked on insurance operations for Warren Buffett.

Jain is Vice Chairman of Insurance Operations for Berkshire Hathaway as of January 10, 2018. He holds stake of Berkshire Hathaway is valued more than $100 million.

He has been seen as a possible successor of Buffett.


Ajaypal Singh Banga was born in 1960 in pune,india.

He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

In the year 1981, Ajaypal started his career in ‘Nestle’. 

He had been the CEO of Citi Groups, Asia Pacific Region from 2009.

In July 2010, Ajaypal became the CEO of ‘Master Card’

Ajaypal draws approx. $19 million per year.


Piyush Gupta was born in 1960 in Meerut, India.

He holds Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

At the age of 22 years, Piyush Gupta started his career at Citibank India as a Management Trainee.

In 2009,Piyush Gupta left Citi Group and joined DBS Group as the CEO.

In 2013, Piyush was named the “Best CEO, Asia Pacific” by The Asian Banker and the “Best CEO, Singapore” by Asia Money and the Business.

Piyush Gupta was named as ‘the Singapore Business Leader of the Year’ by CNBC in the year 2014.

Piyush draws approx. $12 million per year.


Shantanu Narayen was born on 1962 in Hyderabad, India. 

He holds Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University.

MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, MS in Computer Science and honorary Doctor of Applied Science degree from Bowling Green State University.

Narayen started his career at Apple. In the year 1998, he joined ‘Adobe’ as a Senior Vice-President of worldwide product research.

Narayen became the CEO of ‘Adobe’Systems from 2007.

In 2018, Narayen was ranked #12 on Fortune’s list as “Businessperson of the Year”. He was also named “Global Indian of the Year” by the Economic Times of India

Narayen draws approx. $18 million per year.


Rajeev Suri was born on 1967 in New Delhi, India.

Suri has a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electronics and Communications from Manipal Institute of Technology.

He joined Nokia in the year 1995.

In the year 2014, Suri was appointed as the CEO of Nokia.

Suri draws approx. $1.2 million per year.


Sundar pichai was born in 1972 in Chennai, India.

He holds an M.S. from Stanford University in material sciences and engineering, and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In the year 2004, Sundar Pichai joined Google, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive.

In the year 2015, Sundar Pichai became the CEO of Google.

Sundar draws approx. $200 million per year and his net worth is around $1.3 billion.

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