The leader of a company is not the founder or owner, but the CEO or Chief Operational Officer who is accountable for different aspects of the business including finance, marketing and human resource to public relation, customer care, production and operational management. It is a post of responsibility earned through hard work and professionalism. Some of the top international companies which are also globally recognized brands are now being led by Indian/Indian Origin CEOs. Let’s have a look at the top 5.
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Within a very short span of time Sundar Pichai not only proved his worth as a leader but also became the CEO of the most powerful brand of the world, Google. The soft spoken and sophisticated 43 year old man was chosen as Senior Vice President of Chrome, android and apps. It probably was a test to see if he could handle the job of the CEO. Now he will be handling mainly the Google search engine, ads, maps, apps, android OS and YouTube.
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Satya Nadella was selected as the CEO of Microsoft in the month of February last year. He is popularly known as Mr. Nice Guy. Before replacing the former Microsoft CEO, Stephen Ballmer, Nadella headed the cloud and enterprise division of the company. Under his leadership this division earned $20.1 billion. Nadella is a hard taskmaster who fired 18,000 employees right after climbing the throne of the tech biggie. But, his leadership has increased the stock prices of Microsoft.
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Francisco D’Souza is one of the co-founders of Cognizant which is a globally renowned tech company. He became the CEO of Cognizant at just the age of 38. His 25 years of bright career in tech industry has set an example for the young entrepreneurs and aspirants.
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One of the most well known and reputed software companies of the world is presently led by another Indian CEO, Shantanu Narayen, hailing from Hyderabad. He became the CEO of Adobe in 2007, just 9 years after joining the company. His excellent leadership qualities, technical knowledge and operational efficiency have helped him in becoming one of the top paid CEOs of the world.
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The CEO of PepsiCo is not just a chiseled leader but also a motivational figure. As the head of one of the largest food and beverage giants, she has fulfilled her administrational and social responsibilities with élan. She has contributed to the restructuring of the company and created global strategies for it.
Indians are leading multinational companies and determining their course of actions. Each of them has risen to the post of CEO with hard work and intelligence.