Indian-Origin CEOs of Top MNCs

By Sara Fathima September 25, 2022

Born in Madurai, this IIT Kharagpur graduate became the CEO of Google in 2015 and its parent company Alaphabet Inc in 2019. He lead the innovation of Google Drive, Google Chrome, Chromebook, etc.

Sundar Pichai 

Alphabet Inc | 2019

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This Xavier School of Management alumna was previously the Chief Human Resources Officer of Unilever. Under her leadership, Unilever was named the number  one FMGC employer of choice in  54 countries. 

Leena Nair

Chanel | 2021

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Born in Telangana, Nadella moved  to the US in the early 90s for higher education. He joined Microsoft in 1992 and led many major projects including cloud computing. Within four years of his CEO tenure, Microsoft's stock had tripled.

Satya Nadella

Microsoft | 2014

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Born and raised in Amritsar until she was 10, Devika spent a stellar 26 years in McCann before becoming the Global CEO. She was the creative force behind Fearless Girl near the New York Stock Exchange. 

Devika Bulchandani

Ogilvy | 2022

This Pune-born engineer who speaks 6 six languages is set to  begin his role in October. He was also the CEO of Reckitt Benckiser starting in 2019; before this, he  was the director of McKinsey’s  New Delhi office. 

Laxman Narasimhan

Starbucks | 2022

This  Birla Institute of Technology and Science graduate is a fierce advocate for women in STEM.  Her leadership style involves empathy and quick decision-making. Revathi is now focusing on driving sustainable manufacturing practices at Flex.

Revathi Advaithi

Flex | 2019

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Born and raised in Hyderabad, this Osmania University alumnus joined Adobe in 1998 as the senior  vice-president. He has overseen  the transformation of Photoshop, PremierPro, and Acrobat from desktop to cloud. Under his leadership, Adobe joined the  Fortune 400 in 2018. 

Shantanu Narayen

Adobe Inc | 2007

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Born to Indian Immigrant parents in Michigan, Anjali joined Vimeo in 2014 as a global marketing head. She was appointed CEO after the company shifted its focus to offering tools for video creators. During her tenure, she has overseen at least two acquisitions. 

Anjali Sud

Vimeo | 2017

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