As we celebrated National Technology Day on Tuesday, 11th May, in this week’s Trivia Thursday, let’s have a look at some prominent Indian origin CEOs of global tech companies!
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In this week’s Trivia Thursday, let us have a look at Indian origin CEOs of global tech companies:
Sundar Pichai earned his degree in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT-Kharagpur. He joined Google in 2004 as VP of Product Management and oversaw development of Google Chrome and Google Drive.
Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft in 2014 after Steve Ballmer stepped down. Before becoming the CEO, he was the Senior Vice President of Microsoft’s cloud and business division.
Shantanu became the Vice President and General Manager of Adobe’s engineering technology division in 1998. He was appointed President and COO in 2005, CEO in 2007, and has been the Chairman of the board since 2017.
Arvind Krishna received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur in 1985. He joined IBM in 1990 at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
Company: Micron Technology
Mehrotra earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from Berkeley. He was the co-founder of SanDisk and also served as its President and CEO until 2016 when it was acquired by Western Digital. Mehrotra is the owner of over 70 patents.
Sandeep Mathrani is an Indian-American real estate executive who took over as CEO of WeWork after Adam Neumann was fired. He was the CEO of GGP Inc and the retail division of its parent company Brookfield Property Partners previously.
Anjali Sud was named CEO of Vimeo in July 2017, shortly after the company revealed plans to shift its direction from investing in original content and toward providing apps and resources for video producers. Vimeo acquired Livestream and the video editing software Magisto under her leadership.
Take a look at our last week’s Trivia Thursday here: Trivia Thursday: Indian Nobel Prize Winners