Five Indian-origin personalities in TIME magazine’s emerging leaders list

Photos courtesy: Facebook/Rishi Sunak and LinkedIn/Vijaya Gadde
Photos courtesy: Facebook/Rishi Sunak and LinkedIn/Vijaya Gadde

Five people of Indian-origin have been featured in TIME magazine’s annual list of 100 “emerging leaders who are shaping the future”.

The five are – Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde, UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak, Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta, doctor and Executive Director of nonprofit Get Us PPE Shikha Gupta and founder of nonprofit Upsolve Rohan Pavuluri. Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Aazad is also on the list. 

The TIME profile on UK finance minister Sunak states that the 40-year-old was an “unknown junior minister in the British government" a little over a year ago but after he was named to lead Britain's Treasury he "quickly became the benevolent face of the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, approving large handouts for many citizens whose jobs were disrupted by the virus."

“And he's the oddsmakers' favourite to be Britain''s next Prime Minister," the profile added.

On Gadde, the TIME profile described her as "one of Twitter's most powerful executives". 

“She was the architect of the 2019 decision to ban all political advertising, and is responsible for the warning labels that Twitter applied to COVID-19 and election-interference misinformation in 2020,” the profile read. 

"While Twitter is still home to much misinformation and harassment, Gadde's influence is slowly turning the company into one that sees free speech not as sacrosanct, but as just one human right among many that need to be weighed against one another".