Indian honchos making global strides

Indian honchos making global strides

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 27 June 2011, 11:03 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Every year we see a rise in more and more Indian managers holding top notch positions in global companies. These individuals are carving out a niche for themselves and are proving to be stiff competitors for the Chinese, Russians and Brazilian managers. It is not only Indian managers were being considered for top positions. Well known Indian management thinkers and academicians like Nitin Nohria and Sunil Kumar made it as deans of some of the best known management schools globally.

Here is a list of Top Indians in Global Companies:

1. Vikram Pandit:

Vikram Pandit, an Indian-born American is the Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup. Vikram moved to the United States when he was sixteen years old, to study at Gannon University. He received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science and an M.B.A followed by a Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia Business School. Vikram Pandit was a professor at Indiana University (Bloomington). He joined Morgan Stanley as an associate in 1983, one of the first Indians to join the company. On December 11, 2007, Pandit was named the new CEO of Citigroup. After posting five consecutive quarterly profit Citigroup announced $23.2m retention award to Vikram Pandit making him one of the highest paid CEOs.

2. Indira Nooyi:

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian-born American executive and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. Indra Nooyi was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She received a Bachelor's degree in Physics,Chemistry and Maths from Madras Christian College and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Beginning her career in India, Nooyi held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. She was admitted to Yale School of Management and earned a Master's degree in Public and Private Management. Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. Nooyi's total direct compensation in 2010 was $13.78 million, which included her salary of $1.3 million dollars, annual incentives of $3 million, stock option grants of $3.23 million and performance awards totaling $6.25 million. Indira Nooyi is among the highest paid CEO's.

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1: These people are an inspiration to us.. It could be great if we could know more about their struggle and challenges in the corporate world.
Posted by:Varsha - 27 Jun, 2011