Parag Aggarwal Of Twitter Joins These Indian-Origin CEOs In Silicon Valley
The appointment of Parag Aggarwal as CEO of Twitter is only a reaffirmation of the latest meme ‘Padhega India Tabhi Toh Badhega America.’ He joins the league of others of Indian origin who have made a mark in the IT industry at the global level, with many of them spearheading global roles in some of the world’s biggest companies.
Narayen has been the CEO of Adobe since 2007. He was also COO since 2005. Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior vice-president of worldwide product development. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from the University College of Engineering, Osmania University in Hyderabad. He did a master’s in computer science from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and later received an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Steve Sanghi is the CEO of Microchip Technology Inc. He is also the company’s founder and first president. He was named the President of Microchip in August 1990 and has been CEO since 1991. Sanghi has a master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Kurian became the CEO and president of data storage company NetApp in 2015. He has studied engineering at IIT Madras, but dropped out to pursue the same course from Princeton University. He has done his MBA from Stanford University.
She joined Vimeo CEO as the Head of Global Marketing in 2014 of Vimeo and is now the CEO. Sud is a graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Finance and Management and did her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2011.
She has been CEO of Arista Networks since 2008. Earlier, she worked with AMD, Cisco, and Fairchild Semiconductor. Ullal did a BS in electrical engineering from the San Francisco State University and did a master’s from the Santa Clara University in engineering management.
Nikesh Arora is the CEO of Palo Alto Networks since 2018. He has also worked in companies like Google and SoftBank. Arora has a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University, and an MBA from Northeastern University, along with an MSc from Boston College.