Being the most populated country in the world, with more than 1,428,628,000 inhabitants, means that the chances of a person being Indian rather than another nationality are higher, this is pure statistics. However, there is a trend related to the people of this country that seems to be going unnoticed, and it is the number of people who were born in India or have Indian roots who are becoming CEOs. acronym in English) from some of the world’s leading technology companies.
To understand this phenomenon we have to go back several years, more or less between the 1950s and 1960s, where thousands of Indian immigrants landed in the United States. Currently, about 1.4% of the census of US citizens are Indian-Americans, specifically the figure amounts to more than 4.1 million people.
There is little to debate when we say that the technology sector is the most powerful and the one with the most potential for the future, because every day we digitize more aspects of our lives, and therefore we need more and more services and platforms that they can offer us. the tools we need.
All this makes this sector one of those that generates and moves the most money, a perfect incentive for all of them who want to change their lives and look for a better future.
Big Tech and its romance with Indian CEOs
Whether because these people They are born in India and after emigrating to the US or becauseYour parents or grandparents did it before they were born, There is a clear trend of people with Indian roots ending up at the top of some of the largest technology companies in the world.
many of them They were raised in India, and even trained there at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), and then take the leap. For example, you just have to look at who the Alphabet CEO (the Google matrix), since Sundar Pichai was born in Madurai, India. The same happens with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft who was born in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The CEO of the most famous video app in the world, YouTube, it’s Neal Mohan, and despite being born in the US, he is of Indian descent and even trained in the Asian country. For his part, the CEO of Adobe, Shantanu Narayen, was born in Hyderabad, India, while Arvind Krishna, CEO of the giant IBM, He was also born in that country.
There are other similar cases, but of somewhat smaller companies, for example, the Micron Technologies CEO Sanjay Mehrotra was born in Kanpur, India while the Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi She is originally from the Asian country although she later went to live in the United States.
Finally, it also highlights Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, who was born in the town of Ghaziabad, India and finally we highlight George Kurian, CEO of NetApp who was born in India and curiously is the brother of Thomas Kurian, the CEO of Google Cloud.