Top 10 Indian CEOs

March 17, 2018 2 Comments;

Off late, we have noticed a lot of Indians taking over major international companies as the CEO. This clearly shows that we are not only great at building companies which are competing at the global level, but are also good at leading these MNC’s. The latest entry in the list is of course Google’s Sundar Pichai. And if you are wondering who else is on the list, check them out in our list of Indian CEOs at foreign companies:

10. Sanjay Jha – Global Foundries :


Sanjay Kumar Jha is the CEO of GlobalFoundries and former chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility. Prior to that he was the chief operating officer of Qualcomm. Jha was born in Maithil Brahmin family in 1963 in Bhagalpur, Bihar in east India. He received a BS in engineering from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in Electronics engineering from the University of Strathclyde.

Earnings:  8.6 million dollars

9. Ajit Jain – Berkshire Hathaway Insurance :




Ajit Jain is an Indian born employee of Berkshire Hathaway who currently heads several reinsurance businesses. He was raised in India’s coastal state of Orissa. He is a strict vegetarian because of his religion, Jainism. Ajit Jain is an older cousin of Anshu Jain, who was the former Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank.

Earnings:  10 million dollars

8. Dinesh Patiwal – Harman Industries :


Dinesh C. Paliwal is an Indian businessman. Paliwal is known for being the President and CEO of Harman International Industries – a provider of audio and infotainment systems for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.

Earnings:  10.6 million dollars

7. Ajay Banga – MasterCard :




Ajaypal “Ajay” Singh Banga is the current president and chief executive officer of MasterCard. MasterCard announced on April 12, 2010 that Ajay Banga, previously MasterCard’s president and chief operating officer, had been named by the Board of Directors to serve as the company’s president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2010. The company also announced that Banga would become a member of MasterCard’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Earnings: 12.4 million dollars

6. Rakesh Kapoor – Reckitt Benckiser :


Rakesh Kapoor is an Indian businessman. He is chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser plc, a UK FTSE-listed multinational consumer goods company, a major producer of health, hygiene and home products.

Earnings:  17 million dollars

5. Shantanu Narayen – Adobe Systems :




Shantanu Narayen is an Indian American business executive and the CEO of Adobe Systems. Prior to this, he was the president and chief operating officer since 2005. He is also the president of the board of the Adobe Foundation.

Earnings:  17.8 million dollars

4. Indra Nooyi – PepsiCo :


Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian American business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue.

Earnings:  18.6 million dollars

3. Sundar Pichai – Google :




Pichai Sundararajan, also known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian American business executive. Pichai is the chief executive officer of Google Inc. Formerly the Product Chief of Google, Pichai’s current role was announced on 10 August 2015, as part of the restructuring process that made Alphabet Inc. into Google’s parent company, and he assumed the position on 2 October 2015

Earnings:  50 million dollars

2. Satya Nadella – Microsoft :


Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian American business executive. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014. Before becoming CEO, he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud computing services.

Earnings:  84 million dollars

1. Nikesh Arora – SoftBank :




Nikesh Arora is an Indian businessman who served as a former Google executive. He later served as the president for SoftBank Group, joining the company in October 2014 until stepping down on 21 June 2016

Earnings:  132 million dollars


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