Top 10 Most Intelligent Indian-Origin CEOs

We listed top10 energetic CEOs from India who leads Foreign companies 

10George Kurian
Chief Executive Officer, NetApp

George Kurian is chief executive officer at NetApp and a member of the Board of Directors. George joined the company in 2011, bringing his passion and relentless focus on execution to his leadership roles at NetApp. He was named CEO in June 2015. Previously at NetApp, as executive vice president of Product Operations, George was responsible for the strategy and development of NetApp�s Product and Solutions portfolio. Before that, George was senior vice president of the Data ONTAP group. He oversaw the product roadmap and engineering execution for the Data ONTAP operating system, the world�s most widely deployed branded storage operating system. George joined NetApp as senior vice president of the Storage Solutions Group at NetApp, where he was responsible for the solutions portfolio and joint partner technology integration. Prior to joining NetApp, George was vice president and general manager of the Application Networking and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems. In this role, he was responsible for Cisco products for the modular campus LAN switching and WAN application delivery markets. He also led Cisco�s successful development of products and solutions to enable Ethernet-based converged networks for video, voice and data. George�s diverse background also includes the role of vice president at Akamai Technologies, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and leading Software Engineering and Product Management teams at Oracle Corporation. George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and a master�s degree in business administration from Stanford University.

9Rajeev Suri
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia



Rajeev Suri (born 1967) is the chief executive officer of Nokia. Before the current assignment in May 2014, he was the CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks since 2009 and held various positions in Nokia since 1995. Suri became the CEO of Nokia when the sale of Nokia's phone division to Microsoft Mobile was completed. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology and worked for multinational corporations in India and Nigeria, before joining Nokia. 

8Sanjay Mehrotra

Sanjay Mehrotra is co-founder of SanDisk and the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed to this role in January 2011.

7Dinesh Paliwal

Dinesh C. Paliwal is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International Industries – a leading provider of premium audio and infotainment systems for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.

6Francisco D'Souza

Francisco Dsouza (born 23 August 1968 (age 47)), who goes by Frank, is the CEO of Cognizant and was part of the team that founded the NASDAQ-100 company in 1994. In 2007, at the age of 38, he took over from Lakshmi Narayanan, who was promoted to Vice Chairman. Francisco is Cognizant’s CEO since January 2007 . Francisco D'Souza is among the youngest Chief Executive Officers in the software services sector.

5Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora is the President & Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp, and was a former Google executive.

4Shantanu Narayen

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.

3Sanjay Kumar Jha

Sanjay Kumar Jha (born 1963) 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.

2Satya Nadella

Satya Narayana Nadella  is an Indian-American business executive. He is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft. He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer. Before becoming CEO of Microsoft, 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.

1Sundar Pichai

Pichai Sundararajan (born 12 July 1972), better known as Sundar Pichai, is a technology executive who is currently the Chief of Google Inc. Formerly Product Chief at Google, Pichai was announced as the next Chief Executive Officer of Google on August 10, 2015, as part of the restructuring process making Alphabet Inc. as Google's parent company. He assumed the position upon the completion of the process on October 2, 2015.

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