Why are Indian-born CEO’s chosen at increasing rates to lead tech companies in the US?
During the last week of November 2021, Parag Agrawal has been named the new Twitter CEO by co-founder Jack Dorsey. The 37-year-old Indian-American, former technology executive, is now at the head of one of the top tech companies in the world.
But he’s not alone: during the past years, more and more Indian-born Americans have been starting to replace iconic tech figures: Larry Page, for instance, appointed Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google in 2015. One year before, in 2014, Satya Nadella succeeded Steve Ballmer as number 1 of Microsoft.
In only 7 years, Nadella brought Microsoft to the world’s top market capitalizations with $2.449 Trillion in value, making the company world’s second market cap.
There are also more examples in the tech world: Adobe or IBM have also made the change, naming respectively Shantanu Narayen and Arvind Krishna as their new leader.
Indian-born CEO’s in tech companies often bring new dimensions in many fields, including advanced types of leadership and a comprehensive approach to management. These changes have shown concrete results in the last years, and this is why the tendency is rising.
What are the reasons for their success and popularity? Why do the original founders of two of the GAFAM, Google and Microsoft, stepped off the stage for them?
Check the top 5 reasons Indian-born CEO’s lead the main tech companies in the Infographic right below!