Written byRamya Patelkhana
Indians have been making a mark in the global tech space for many decades, playing an important role in the industry and contributing in various ways.
Today, there are a number of Chief Executive officers (CEOs) of Indian-origin who are running some of the biggest tech companies across the world.
Here are five CEOs of Indian-origin in Silicon Valley you should know about.
The 47-year-old has been working with Google for nearly 15 years. He is an alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur; he also holds an MS degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Narayen, who hails from Hyderabad, holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Osmania University. He also holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkely, and a master's degree in computer science from Bowling State University.
Nikesh Arora of Indian origin is the Chairman and CEO of American multinational cybersecurity company, Palo Alto Networks. He is a former Google executive and also served as the President of SoftBank Group.
He pursued a bachelor's in electrical engineering from IIT-BHU. He also holds a degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. Arora is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.
George Kurian is the CEO and President of NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services and data management company. He had also worked at Akamai Technologies, Cisco Systems, McKinsey & Co., and Oracle Corp before joining NetApp.
He pursued a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Kurian also holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Sanjay Kumar Jha is a well-noted name in the semiconductor foundry industry. Jha, who hails from Bihar, is the former CEO of GlobalFoundaries, one of the world's largest semiconductor foundries. He's the former Chairman-CEO of Motorola Mobility and the former Chief Operating Officer at Qualcomm.
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