More and more India-trained professionals are taking top positions in the world. A study by Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm, shows that in 2011, S&P 500 companies had more Indian CEOs than of any other nationality except American.
Indians led seven companies and Canadians four.
As Time magazine wrote in a 2011 article, India's leading export: CEOs, "Unlike, say, a Swede or a German, an Indian executive is raised in a multiethnic, multifaith, multilingual society, one nearly as diverse as the modern global marketplace."
Surely, sky is the limit for Indian CEOs...
- Age: 50 years
- Designation: CEO, Adobe Systems Inc since 2007; board member, Pfizer
- Education: A master's in computer science from Bowling Green State University, an MBA from Hass School of Business, a bachelor's degree from Osmania University
- Past work: At Apple; co-founded Pictra Inc
- Claim to fame: Appointed member of US President's Advisory Management Board in 2011; selected as one of "The TopGun CEOs" by Brendan Wood International; started his career at Apple and later served as director of desktop and collaboration products for Silicon Graphics
"Early in my life in India, I did not necessarily go to the 'right' schools, and I didn't always take the 'right' jobs. I didn't even get the 'right' grades. And I really didn't have that much of a long-term career plan, beyond having an impact and adding value wherever I could. The unexpected will happen, and you will adjust, no matter what any master plan or spreadsheet said anyway"
Text: Business Standard