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10 Renowned Tamilians in America

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 26 November 2012, 03:36 Hrs   |    6 Comments
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Bangalore: The outstanding achievements of Indian Americans in various sectors ranging from business and academics to media and politics make us proud of our rich Indian heritage and culture. It is not a matter of surprise to note that there is an increasing number of Tamilians representing our country in the U.S.

Indra Nooyi



Indra Nooyi, an Indian-origin American executive who hails from Chennai is the current Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. She was one among the highest paid CEO’s in America, according to a recent survey report. Nooyi’s name appeared in the list of 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008, according to a survey conducted by Wall Street Journal. She was one among Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world and she also bagged the top position of most powerful woman in business, by a ranking done by Forbes (2009 and 2010).

According to Nooyi, ''Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I've never forgotten that.''

Nooyi joined the company PepsiCo in the year 1994 and was appointed to the post of CFO in 2001.She rose to the position of CEO in 2007 and has been contributing a major share in the development of the company for more than a decade.

Nooyi completed graduation from Madras Christian College and post graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. She began her career as a product manager at Johnson & Johnson.



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Reader's comments(6)
1: Proud of Jaishankar Ganesh whom I know very well from his MIT days. Best wishes, Kutta mama
Posted by:Kutta mama - 30 Aug, 2014
2: The Salman Rushdie connection is not mentioned in the Padma Lakshmi's write up
Posted by:Gopalan - 28 Nov, 2012
3: A small correction, Ambati balamurali is from Andhra pradesh not from Tamilnadu. A really happy to see indians rocking in US..
Posted by:Arun - 27 Nov, 2012
4: Happy to see Indians are rocking the world with their talents...
Posted by:Sridhar - 26 Nov, 2012
5: I never knew all these renowned personalities were from Tamil Nadu. Iam proud to be a Tamilian.
Posted by:swathi - 26 Nov, 2012
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Why do we have to say Tamilians and not Indians. This is one of the biggest problem with Indians. We don't treat India as one country. Every time I meet some Indian first thing they want to know what part of India I belong to language I speak. :(
This kind of stupid article promotes this culture more
Raj Replied to: swathi - 27 Nov, 2012
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