Satya Nadella Adds To The Roster Of NRIs Holding Top CEO Posts

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Satya Nadella, the Hyderabad-born cricket loving, engineeringexecutive, who has been with Microsoft for over 20 years, has joinedthe league of Indra Nooyi, Lakshmi Mittal, Anshu Jain and IvanMenzes, among many other Indian-origin persons at the helm atlarge conglomerates headquartered abroad

NEW DELHI – With SatyaNadella becoming CEO at softwaregiant Microsoft, 10 Indianorigin persons holding top postsat global corporations managebusinesses worth about $350billion.Nadella, the Hyderabad-borncricket loving, engineering executive,who has been withMicrosoft for over 20 years, hasjoined the league of IndraNooyi, Lakshmi Mittal, AnshuJain and Ivan Menzes, amongmany other Indian-origin personsat the helm at large conglomeratesheadquarteredabroad. There are many otherIndians heading the businessesat relatively smaller companiesabroad, specially in the IT sector,but at least 12 large companieshave got India-born chiefexecutives. International magazineTime once termed CEOsas India’s leading “export” andsaid that the subcontinent couldbe “the ideal training ground forglobal bosses”.Interestingly, the total size ofbusinesses managed by just 10Indian-origin CEOs globallyexceed the total exports fromIndia, which stood at about$300 billion in the last fiscal andis estimated to be around $325billion in the current fiscal endingnext month.