Three Indian-origin executives in Harvard Business Review’s top 10 CEOs list

Adobe's Shantanu Narayen (left), MasterCard's Ajay Banga (centre) and Microsoft's Satya Nadella (right) featured in the top 10 of Harvard Business Review’s 'The Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019' list.
Adobe's Shantanu Narayen (left), MasterCard's Ajay Banga (centre) and Microsoft's Satya Nadella (right) featured in the top 10 of Harvard Business Review’s 'The Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019' list.

Three Indian-origin CEOs have been featured in the Harvard Business Review’s 'The Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019' list. 

The highest Indian-origin chief executive on the list is Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, who is in 6th place, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga is right behind in the 7th spot and Microsoft boss Satya Nadella comes in at the 9th spot. The list also features India-born CEO of DBS Bank Piyush Gupta in the 89th spot. 

The list, which features 100 CEOs, is topped by American technology company NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang. Apple CEO Tim Cook is ranked 62nd. The list also includes Nike CEO Mark Parker (20), JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon (23), Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson (37), Disney CEO Robert Iger (55) and SoftBank head Masayoshi Son (96).

Taiwan-born American billionaire businessman and founder of NVIDIA topped the list. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Taiwan-born American billionaire businessman and founder of NVIDIA topped the list. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

According to the Harvard Business Review (HBR), its rankings since 2015 have been based not just on financial performance but also on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who has been the top CEO every year since 2014 on the basis of financial performance alone, failed to make this year's list owing to Amazon's relatively low ESG scores.

The 2019 list has four female CEOs in the top half of the rankings, up from three in 2018 and just two in previous years.

On average, the executives on the list became CEOs at age 45 and have been in office 15 years. 

 

Author
CtoI News Desk
CtoI News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indian Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK and Dubai. Connected to India covers developments around Indians abroad, informing, engaging and entertaining its audiences.

Comments
Poll

Which service do you use to transfer money for personal use to India?

  • Bank Transfer
  • Remittance services
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer services like Western Union, Remit2India
  • International Money Order
Answer
Write your story

Contribute an Article

Learn more