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Top Indian-origin CEOs from around the world

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After more than two decades of working at Microsoft, Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella was named the company's third CEO in 2014. He was integral in shifting the company to cloud computing.
43-yr-old Sundar Pichai hailing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, joined Google in 2004. He led the roll out of Chrome and oversaw some of Google's key apps such as Gmail and Maps. This IIT Kharagpur grad has been named new Google CEO as of August 10
Consistently featuring in Forbes ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list’ in the last decade is Indra Nooyi who currently serves as the CEO of Pepsico. Born as Indra Krishnamurthy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 59-year-old Nooyi has led the company's global strategy for more than a decade now.
Currently serving as the president and CEO of MasterCard is Ajaypal Singh Banga from Pune, Maharastra. This St Stephen’s graduate was also appointed to serve as a Member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by US President Barrack Obama in February, 2015.
Leading the Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia is India-born Rajeev Suri. Mr Suri has been working with Nokia since 1995, and previously headed the Nokia Solutions and Networks division bringing big profits for the company.
After beginning his career at Apple, Shantanu Narayen from Hyderabad went on to become the CEO of Adobe in 2007. Joining the well-known software company in 1998 as Vice president of worldwide product research Mr Narayen moved up the ladder to COO by 2005 and CEO in 2007
Indian-origin Francisco D’Souza currently heads Information Technology giant Cognizant. He was named president and CEO in 2007 after working in the sector for more than 20 years.
Ivan Manuel Menezes from Pune, Maharastra leads one of the biggest alcoholic beverages company Diageo. This IIM Ahmedabad alumnus was appointed in July 2013 and is one of the prominent Indian-origin members to head Fortune 500 companies.

Tech giant Google has announced Chennai-born Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of a trimmed down Google under the parent company Alphabet. Many leading companies around the world are now helmed by CEOs of Indian origin. Here is a look at some of them:

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