Recently appointed as the CEO of Finnish mobile manufacturer company Nokia, Rajeev Suri is an Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology. Prior to taking over the current role in April 2014, Rajeev was CEO of Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) since Oct 2009 & turned around the entire business. Rajeev lives in Finland with his wife & 2 kids.
A Graduate of Loyola College, Chennai & a Post Graduate from IIM Bangalore, V Shankar became the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank in 2010. He became a board member in 2012. He is based out of Dubai. Before joining SC Bank, he was associates with Bank of America for around 20 years. Shankar is also a non-executive director in many a Companies.
An Electrical engineer by education & an alumni of MIT, Dr Bose, founded Bose corporation in 1964 after he got highly disappointed by a stereo system that he had bought in the US which didn't perform good enough even after having great specifications. Dr Bose's philosophy revolved around a greater level of research to provide better products in the sound systems. He taught at MIT for over 45 years & MIT plays an incredible role in the overall success of Bose corporation. He died in July 2013.
An alumni of Mumbai University & Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Harish Manwani, joined Unilever in 1976. He held several key positions within the company before taking over as the COO in June 2011. He is also the non executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever.
An IIT Kharagpur & Harvard alumni, Ajit Jain is supposedly tipped to be the most probable successor to Billionaire Warren Buffet. Prior to Berkshire, Ajit Jain worked in McKinsey & IBM & moved to Berkshire around 1985.
An alumni of BITS, Pilani & XLRI, Jamshedpur, Rakesh Kapoor joined RB in 1987 where he had held various positions before taking over as the CEO of this giant Consumer Goods company in the Sep 2011. Rakesh is a Chemical Engineer & holds Masters in management.
Jaipur born Anshu Jain, a Swiss National now, took over as the co-CEO of Deutsche Bank in May 2012. One of his key objectives is to make Deutsche as one of the Top 14 banking firms in the world. He is an Economics Graduate from SRCC, New Delhi & MBA from University of Massachusetts.
One of richest (Indians) in the world, Lakshmi Mittal, is a steel magnate who unlike many other businessmen erected his empire outside of India. He is also in the top 50 list of the most powerful man on the planet as of today. Richest in UK & Second richest in Europe, Lakshmi, was born in Rajasthan. He is a Graduate in Commerce from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta.
Indira Nooyi is probably the one & only businesswomen from India to be leading such a giant multinational. She did her Graduation from Madras Christian College, Madras while her Post Graduation from IIM, Calcutta. Prior to taking this position, Indira held the position of CFO in the company. She hails from Chennai.
Sanjay is non-arguably one of the highest paid CEO's in the world today. Prior to taking up this position, Sanjay was co CEO of Motorola Inc. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Scotland while his PhD from England. Before moving to Motorola, Sanjay was COO for Qualcomm. Sanjay stepped down as CEO in 2012 from Motorola Mobility after Google acquired it.
An alumni of St. Stephens New Delhi & IIM Ahmedabad, Ajay Banga started his career with Nestle. Prior to joining MasterCard, Ajay was CEO of Citi Group Asia Pacific. He also worked at PepsiCo for around 2 years. Ajay is also the Chairman of US India Business Council (USIBC) besides many other decorated positions that he holds today.
Sabeer is the one of the pioneers in web email services that has revolutionized the world today. Born in Chandigarh, Sabeer, went to US to earn his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology. He further earned his Master’s in the same field from Stanford. Till today Hotmail remains the largest email provider.
Owner of Bombay Palace chain of restaurants & Hampshire Hotels & Resorts. He had migrated from India in the year 1967 to Ethiopia where he first owned a restaurant before moving to Canada & then to US.
Dr Srinivasan, an Indian-American Scientist discovered this while working at IBM, which is now famously called as Lasik Eye Surgery. In a family full of Scientists, he is the only Indian origin scientist to be celebrated in the US National Inventors Hall of Fame, Ohio & was recently named to be awarded with "National Medal for Technology & Innovation", by US President Obama.
Kalpana was born in India's Karnal district of Haryana. She first made the maiden flight in 1997 & subsequently later in 2003. It was in Feb 2003 while returning that the space shuttle Columbia crashed & broke into pieces while returning to earth's atmosphere killing all members. In her respect, Indian meteorological series of satellites, METSET, were re-named as Kalpana.
Part of Expedition 14 & 15 team, Sunita Williams, scores the longest space travel amongst all women Space travellers. She also served as NASA's Deputy Chief of Astronaut office. Her first maiden travel to space was in 2006 thru space shuttle Discovery.
Regarded as Father of the nation, Sir Seewoosagar was the first Chief Minister, Prime Minister & then the 6th Governor general of Mauritius. It was in 1968 that he led Mauritius to independence from UK. His ancestary is from Bihar.
Anerood Jagnauth, had been for 16 years, the Prime Minister of Mauritius. He served as the President of Mauritius from 2003 until 2012. He was Knighted in 1988. His ancestors were from Bihar.
Rajkeswur Purryag, has been the President since July 2012. He belongs to Labout Party & his ancestors were from Wajidpur village in Patna district of Bihar.
A Tamilian by descent, he is the longest serving President of Singapore. Nathan began his career as a Singapore Civil Servant. He has been President twice; once in 1999 & then in 2005. He demited office in 2011.
She is the 7th prime minister of Republic of T&T. She was sworn in 2010 as PM & is the first female to hold this position. Her great grandfather originally hailed from village Bhelupur of Buxar district of Bihar.
He is the incumbent Prime Minister. Prior to this, he has served twice as PM. A medical doctor by education, he completed his Masters in Law from London School of Economics. He is son of Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam.
A Doctor by education, he completed his MBBS from Calcutta Medical College followed with PG from the School of Tropical medicine, Chandigarh. He was sworn in on 23rd July 2008.
Bobby Jindal is a US Republican party member & the current Governor of Louisiana. He was elected for 2nd term successfully on 22nd Oct 2011. He was first elected as Governor on the 20th Oct 2007.
Neal Katyal served as the Solicitor general of US from May 2010 to June 2011. He was the lead Counsel for Guantnamo Detainees. He also acted as the National Security adviser from 1997 to 1999. He was awarded the 2004 Pro Bono Award by the National Law Journal.
Rajiv was confirmed as the Administrator of USAID on the 24th Dec 2009. He was also announced as the Chief Scientist in May 2009. Prior to this he has also worked in leadership roles of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & as a Policy Adviser on Al-Gore Presidential Campaign.
Vivek served as the 1st Chief Information Officer of the US from 2009 to 2011. Prior to this he served as Chief Technology Officer & Assistant Commerce Secretary at District offices.
First South Asian to hold this prestigious position, Nisha was appointed by Barack Obama in July 2013 to head the South Asia bureau. Before taking up this position she was assistant administrator with USAID which is led by Rajiv Shah.
An Indian origin philanthropist, who backed Obama's presidential campaign & raised more than $3mn in contributions towards his re-election was nominated to a key post in Obama's administration as member of the President's commission on White House Fellowships.
Azita Raji is a trustee of Barnard College & founding co-chair of Athena Leadership Council of Barnard's Athena College for Leadership studies.
Azita did her MBA in Finance from Columbia University & was a banker at JP Morgan before.