Published By: Orna Ghosh

Here is a list of people of Indian origin who are in charge of the world's leading companies.

India has produced some personalities who successfully created a significant presence around the globe. 

Today, the Indian-origin CEOs are creating a buzz around the globe. Some are even known for their association and contribution to top companies like Google, Microsoft and Harman International. But, it is not only about the technology industry. But also, Indian-based personalities are the CEOs of companies from different sectors- retail, property, fashion and others.

Here is a list of Indian-origin CEOs who serves the world’s leading companies.

Sundar Pichai got appointed as the CEO of Google in 2015. Pichai Sundararajan, born in Madurai, is an esteemed alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT KGP) and Stanford University in California. He started as a materials engineer and then worked at a management consulting firm-McKinsey & Co. In 2004, Pichai joined Google as a product lead for management and innovation efforts for Google Suite products. Today, he is the CEO of Alphabet INC and its subsidiary- Google.

Satya Nadella got promoted the CEO of Microsoft in 2014. Born in Hyderabad, Satya Nadella created and ran Microsoft’s computing platforms. He completed his BTech in electrical engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988. Later, he received his MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Satya Nadella started his career being a member of Sun Microsystem’s technical staff. Today, he gets listed with other CEOs of top international organisations.

Rajeev Suri got appointed as the CEO of Inmarsat in February 2021. Rajeev Suri, born in Delhi, got raised in Kuwait. Formerly known as the CEO of Nokia Inc. (2014-2020), Suri completed his BTech graduation from Manipal Institute of Technology. Today, he is known as a man with over 20 years of experience working in different parts of the world- Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Before joining Nokia in 1995, Rajeev Suri worked for multiple international organisations.

Dinesh Paliwal is the CEO of Harman International sinceJuly 2007. Awarded as the Metro New York Entrepreneur of the year in 2010, Dinesh Paliwal was born in Agra. He lived and worked in different countries like India, Australia, Singapore, China and Switzerland. Today Dinesh Paliwal is also a board member of Nestle.

Parag Agarwal got promoted as the CEO of Twitter in November 2021. Born in Ajmer, Parag is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He started his career as an intern in companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and AT&T. Before getting appointed as the CEO of Twitter, Parag Agarwal served as the Chief Technology Officer in the same company since 2018.