“Our industry does not respect tradition – it only respects innovation.” -Satya NadellaOff 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 MNCs. 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:
#1 Sanjay Jha – Global Foundries
Global Foundries is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global manufacturing and technology footprint. Before taking up the top job at Global Foundries, he served as the CEO of Motorola Mobility and later on for Qualcomm.
Earnings: ~ 8.6 million dollars
#2 Ajit Jain – Berkshire Hathaway Insurance
One of the favorites of Warren Buffett, Ajit Jain is currently the President of the leading insurance group and is also shortlisted as one of the two successors for the position of the CEO. He previously worked with Mckinsey & Co.
Earnings: ~ 10 million dollars
#3 Dinesh Paliwal – Harman Industries
A leader in the market of premium audio and infotainment systems for the automotive, consumer and professional businesses. He worked at the ABB Group as President Global Markets and Technology, before he moved to Harman group.
Earnings: ~ 10.6 million dollars
#4 Ajay Banga – MasterCard
He is the current president and CEO of one of the leading financial services company. Recently, President Barack Obama appointed Banga to serve as a Member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is also the chairman of the United States – India Business Council (USIBC), a member of the board of directors of the Dow Chemical Company, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
Earnings: ~ 12.4 million dollars
#5 Rakesh Kapoor – Reckitt Benckiser
A UK listed MNC which deals in consumer goods and is the producer of health, hygiene, and home products. He literally worked his way up the ladder in the company and worked in different roles including Regional Sales Manager, General Manager, and Regional Marketing Director.
Earnings: ~ 17 million dollars
#6 Shantanu Narayen – Adobe Systems
He started off with a career at Apple and then moved on to serve as the director of desktop and collaboration products for Silicon Graphics. Shantanu Narayen then co-founded Pictra Inc., a company that pioneered the concept of digital photo sharing over the Internet. He also serves on Management Advisory Board of the current President of the States.
Earnings: ~ 17.8 million dollars
#7 Indra Nooyi – PepsiCo
Nooyi held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. She then joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and later on held strategy positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri. She was named the president and the CFO after 7 years in the firm and became the CEO in the year 2011.
Earnings: ~ 18.6 million dollars
#8 Sundar Pichai – Google
Pichai Sundararajan, better known as Sundar Pichai, is a technology executive and current CEO of Google Inc, under the holding company of Alphabet Inc. He joined Google in 2004 and has headed various projects including Chrome and Jive.
Earnings: ~ 50 million dollars
#9 Satya Nadella – Microsoft
He worked with Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff before Microsoft in 1992. He then worked under various roles before he was appointed as the CEO.
Earnings: ~ 84 million dollars
#10 Nikesh Arora – SoftBank
It is the largest telecom companies in Japan and also one the leading investors in major start-ups in India. Before joining the giant, Nikesh worked with Google as a Chief Business Officer. He is known to the third highest paid executive in the world.
Earnings: ~ 132 million dollars