Highlights

  • Agrawal like Sundar Pichai takes over as CEO as the founder leaves the company managment
  • Parag Agrawal takes over as CEO of Twitter immediately

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Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft

Born in Hyderabad, Satya Nadella was named Microsoft CEO in February 2014 when he took over from Steve Ballmer. Nadella studied electrical engineering at Mangalore University (B.Sc., 1988) before moving to the US in 1988 to pursue his masters. Under Nadella Microsoft has regained the mantle of the world's most valuable company (with the highest marketcap)Microsoft's stock has nearly tripled over the past three years, and it rallied more than 50% in the past 12 months alone.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google

Born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu Sundar Pichai was named CEO of Google parent Alphabet Inc in 2019 after Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, announced their resignations. He was already head of Google since 2014. The IIT Kharagpur Alumunus, interviewed at the Googleplex on April Fools' Day in 2004 – the same day the company launched Gmail. Everyone, Pichai included, initially thought that the free email service was one of Google's infamous pranks.

Shantanu Narayen, chairman, president, and CEO of Adobe

Hyderabad-born Shantanu Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as the senior vice-president of worldwide product research and became the COO in 2005 and CEO in 2007. Before joining Adobe, Shantanu held roles at Apple and Silicon Graphics. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Osmania University, an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MS from Bowling Green State University

Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO of IBM

An electrical engineer from IIT Kanpur, Arvind Krishna became CEO of IBM in April 2020. He has been with IBM for almost 30 years and has held several senior-level positions with the company. Krishna received his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and completed his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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