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Natarajan Venkatakrishnan
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Prakash Advani
NatrajanVenkatNatarajan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) is the Director of
Research & Development for GE Appliances, since 2006. He also leads
FirstBuild, an open source micro-manufacturing to create a new world of home
appliances. He has more than 25 patent filings to date.
Based in Louisville, KY, US
Education: B.Tech degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of
Technology, Chennai, India.
Family: Wife Chitra, have two children.
Interests: running, marathon,
Other activities:
On the board of the Louisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair, Dupont
Manual Science Fair and the Kentucky Statewide EPSCoR Committee.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=56130439
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Sanjay Shah
Posted on February 12, 2015 by Prakash Advani
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Architect, Vistex, Inc
. Vistex is estimated to be valued at US$200 Million.
Has homes in Germany and India and recently bought a a penthouse on 89th
floor at the Trump Tower in Chicago, US for $17 Million from Donald Trump.
Sanjay Shah worked at Accounting and Logistics roles before joining SAP as
an Applications Consultant in 1993. At SAP he worked for 6 years as a
Platinum Consultant and Logistics Developer and contributed to over 80 SAP
projects.
Education:
B Com from Sydenham collage
CA
MBA from Lehigh University
Idol: Lee Lacocca, Chairman Chrysler
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Kanwal Rekhi
Posted on February 3, 2015 by vikrant panchal
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Kanwal Rekhi is a Venture capitalist Angel investor and entrepreneur,
currently serving as the managing director at Inventus Capital Partners.
Introduction:
Kanwal Rekhi is an Indian-American businessman.
He was borned during British-India in 1945 at Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan),
after partition they settled in Kanpur, India.
Venture Capitalist Angel investor and Entrepreneur. Currently he is serving
as M.D. at Inventus Capital Partners.
He is credited as the first Indo-American Founder & CEO to take a venture-
backed company public on the NASDAQ.
Education:
He graduated in 1967 as an Electrical Engineer from (IIT) Indian Institute
of Technology Bombay (now Mumbai).
He acquired his Master of Science degree from Michigan Technological
University.
Further he earned his honorary doctorates in both Business and Engineering
from the Michigan Technological University.
Industry Profile:
Mr. Kanwal is experienced working in many position such as engineer, systems
analyst, and manager before venturing in business.
In 1982, heco-founded Excelan in San Jose, California at the age of 36 & was
named as president in 1985. The company went public in 1987 and merged with
Novell in in 1989.
Kanwal served as an Executive Vice-President and the Chief Technology
Officer of Novell until 1995.
Social and Philanthropy:
Kanwal Rekhi co-founded TiE in 1995 The Indus Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit
support network to provide advice, contacts, and funding Indian owned
startups in Silicon Valley and then spread to other countries including
India.
He donated $3Million to IIT Mumbai to setup a new School of Information
Technology which is now named after him: KReSIT – Kanwal Rekhi School of
Information Technology.
He also contributed contributed $5 million to Michigan Tech in 2000 to
increase the profile of educational institutions in India.
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Vivek Ranadive
Posted on May 20, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Vivek Ranadive (Marathi: विवेक रण&
#2342;िवे) is an Indian businessman, engineer, author,
speaker and philanthropist.
Introduction :
Vivek Ranadive was borned on October 7, 1957.
Ranadivé grew up in the Juhu area of Bombay (now Mumbai), India.
He was the youngest of three children.
At 16, Ranadivé was accepted to MIT.
He is the founder and CEO of TIBCO
Education :
In 1970s, at the age of 16 Vivek was selected for MIT where he successfully
completed his Bachelors & Masters degree.
After MIT, he joined Harvard University in 1983 & completed his MBA.
He was titled Baker Scholar at Harvard University.
Industry Profile :
While still in college at MIT, Ranadivé started his first company, a UNIX
consulting company.
He also held management and engineering positions with Ford Motor Company, M
/A-Com Linkabit and Fortune Systems immediately after college.
Teknekron Corp., a technology incubator, provided $250,000 in seed capital
to Vivek Ranadivé in 1985; in 1986, Teknekron Software Systems was born.
In 1997, Ranadivé founded TIBCO Software Inc. with funding from Cisco and
Reuters.
In 1999, TIBCO’s revenues were $100 million, leading them to file for an
IPO on the NASDAQ.
Currently, TIBCO is active in a wide range of markets including retail (
FedEx and Amazon.com), manufacturing, financials (Chicago Mercantile
Exchange, NASDAQ and Goldman Sachs), the military (the Department of Defense
, United States Department of Homeland Security), airlines (Delta) and tech
companies (iPhone activation with AT&T, eBay).
By 2011, Ranadivé had grown TIBCO’s annual revenues to $920 million and
its customer base to 4,000.
In 2010, Ranadivé became the co-owner and vice chairman of the Golden State
Warriors, making him the first person of Indian descent to own an NBA
franchise.
On March 21, 2013 it was announced that Ranadivé has joined Ron Burkle and
Mark Mastrov to be a major investor in the attempt to purchase the
Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
On May 16, 2013 it was announced that the Ranadivé lead ownership group
came to an agreement with the Maloof family to purchase 65 percent of the
Kings for approximately $348 million and will keep the Sacramento Kings in
Sacramento.
At the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Ranadivé, along with WEF’s
founder and chairman Klaus Schwab, launched TopCom, a private social network
for world leaders.
In 1999, Ranadivé published The Power of Now with a foreword by Sun
Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy which details how winning companies
sense and respond to change using real-time technology.
The book was a New York Times bestseller.
In 2006, Ranadivé published The Power to Predict with a foreword from FedEx
founder Frederick W. Smith which explores how companies can break new
ground in their quest to anticipate customers’ needs, capture new
opportunities, and predict and avoid problems.
The book was an international bestseller and was profiled in Forbes, Harvard
Business School and The Wall Street Journal‘s SmartMoney.
In 2011, Ranadivé published The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by
Anticipating the Future–Just Enough, which reveals how our understanding of
human mastery is being applied to the way computers “think.”
The book was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller
and was reviewed positively by David Stern and Marc Andreessen.
Awards, Acheivements & Recognition :
2005 Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award (WIBTA): North America
Technology Change Agent Award.
InfoWorld’s 2002 Top Ten Technology Innovators.
2002 Ernst & Young Software Entrepreneur of the Year.
2008 South Asian CEO of the Year by the South Asian MBA Association (SAMBAA).
Social Life :
Ranadivé has three children: Aneel, Andre and Anjali.
He enjoys playing golf, cycling, tennis, hiking, and has a black belt in Tae
Kwon Do.
Ranadivé, along with TIBCO’s director of business development, former NFL
running back Roger Craig, used to coach his daughter’s national runner-up
junior basketball team.
Twitter Profile :
https://twitter.com/Vivek
Facebook fanpage :
https://www.facebook.com/VivekRanadivefanpage
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Amit Singhal
Posted on May 15, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Amitabh Kumar “Amit” Singhal
Amit is senior vice president and software engineer at Google Inc.
Introduction :
Amitabh Kumar Singhal was borned in Born in Jhansi, a city in the state of
Uttar Pradesh, India on Sept, 1968.
He is senior vice president and software engineer at Google Inc.
He is the head of Google’s core ranking team.
Education :
He completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science from IIT
Roorkee in 1989.
He then continued his computer science education in the United States, and
received an M.S. degree from University of Minnesota Duluth in 1991.
Amit continued his studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and
received a Ph.D. degree in 1996.
Industry Profile :
As he completed his Ph.D, he joined AT&T Labs , where he continued his
research in information retrieval, speech retrieval and other related fields.
His friend Krishna Bharat persuaded him to join Google in the year 2000.
At Google he use to work in Google’s core search quality department.
Google search algorithms are the result of Amit & his team.
According to New York Times, Mr. Singhal is the master of what Google calls
its “ranking algorithm” — the formulas that decide which Web pages best
answer each user’s question.
Awards, Achievements & Recognition :
According to New York Times, Mr. Singhal is the master of what Google calls
its “ranking algorithm” — the formulas that decide which Web pages best
answer each user’s question.
In 2011 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing
Machinery.
Fortune named Amit Singhal one of the smartest people in tech.
In 2011, Amit Singhal was given the Outstanding Achievement in Science and
Technology Award at The Asian Awards.
Twitter Profile :
https://twitter.com/theamitsinghal
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Sujay Jaswa
Posted on May 14, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Sujay Jaswa
Sujay jaswa is the CFO of Dropbox.
Introduction:
He is the CFO of Dropbox.
Before that he also served as Vice President, Business at Dropbox.
Education :
He completed his High school in 1997, from Bellarmine College Preparatory,
California, USA.
He completed his Bachelors in Economics from Princeton Universtiy.
Finally after his bachelors he attended Howard University in the year 2008
to complete his MBA.
Industry Profile :
He worked less than a year as an intern in Selectica.
Sujay served as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company.
He also served as an Associate in Cisco Systems’ Corporate Development
group
Since April 2005 – 2006 he worked as a Director in CinemaNow (Now Best Buy).
In Sept 2008 as a Principal he worked at New Enterprise Associates for 2
years & 4 months till December 2010.
He was appointed as the VP (Vice President) of Dropbox in 2010.
In April 2014, as the new financial year began he was promoted as the CFO (
Chief Financial officer) in Dropbox.
LinkedIn Profile :
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sujay-jaswa/0/6/35
Twitter Profile :
https://twitter.com/sujayjaswa
Facebook Profile ;
https://www.facebook.com/sujayjaswa
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Ruchi Sanghvi
Posted on May 13, 2014 by vikrant panchal
She was the first female engineer hired by the social-networking website
Facebook.
Introduction :
Ruchi Sanghvi was born on 20th January, 1982.
Ruchi was raised in Pune, India.
When she was young, she intended to join her father’s business after
completing her studies.
Education :
Sanghvi pursued her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical computer
engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Industry Profile :
Prior to Facebook, she was a software engineer in the Real Time
Communication Group at Oracle.
Ruchi joined Facebook in 2005.
Sanghvi was Facebook’s first female engineer.
Sanghvi was one of the main people working on the first version of Facebook
’s news feed product, first launched in September 2006, and she wrote the
blog post announcing its launch.
In 2006, Sanghvi became the product lead for Facebook Platform.
In late 2010, she quit Facebook
In 2011,she started her own company Cove, with Aditya Agarwal.
Later this company was been sold to Dropbox in 2012.
In February 2012, Dropbox, the file synchronization and backup service
company, announced that it had acquired Cove and that Sanghvi and Agarwal
would be joining Dropbox.
Ruchi is the Vice President of Operations at Dropbox, managing product,
marketing, communications and other functions.
Ruchi Sanghvi is an investor and adviser in a number of Silicon Valley
companiesincluding privacy-oriented photo-sharing service Path and workplace
collaboration application Asana.
Awards, Achievements & Recognition :
Sanghvi was awarded a TechFellow “Best Engineering Leadership Award” in
2011 for her work at Facebook.
LinkedIn Profile :
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rsanghvi
Twitter Profile :
https://twitter.com/rsanghvi
Faacebook Profile :
https://www.facebook.com/ruchi
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Om Perkash Malik
Posted on May 13, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Om Perkash Malik
He is an Indian-American web and technology writer.
Introduction :
Om Malik was born in New Delhi on September 29, 1966.
He is the founder of and senior writer for GigaOM.
He is an Indian-American web & technology writer.
Education :
Malik completed his graduation from St. Stephens’ College in New Delhi in
1986, with an honors degree in chemistry.
Industry Profile :
Malik moved to New York City in 1993 to be a writer for India Abroad and
then for Forbes.
He was also a senior writer for Red Herring, focusing on the
telecommunications sector, and later became a senior writer there.
In late 1994, he launched DesiParty.com, an events site for Indian emigrants.
In 1995 he helped launch the now-defunct magazine, Masala, and its website
Masala.com, a South Asian portal.
In 1997, Malik was on the original team at Forbes.com led by David Churbuck.
He then left Forbes in the year 1999.
In 2000, he moved to San Francisco, California to write for Business 2.0
magazine.
In 2001, he started GigaOM, a Web 2.0 blog published by GigaOmniMedia, Inc.
in San Francisco.
The website has a monthly global audience of 500,000, is among the top 50
blogs worldwide by Technorati Rank, and is part of CNet’s 100 Most
Influential Blogs.
His first book, Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist, was
released on May 15, 2003.
Malik’s writings have also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The
Wall Street Journal, Brandweek, and Crain’s New York Business.
Malik announced on June 12, 2006, that he was going to work on GigaOM full-
time, although he is still a contributing editor and writes a column for
Business 2.0. In addition to GigaOM, he also writes for the blogs Web Worker
Daily and Tablatronic.
Twitter Profile :
https://twitter.com/om
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Navin Shenoy
Posted on May 13, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Navin Shenoy
He is vice president of the PC Client Group and general manager of the
Mobile Client Platform Division at Intel Corporation.
Introduction :
Navin Shenoy is associated with Intel since 1995.
Education :
Shenoy graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree
in electrical engineering.
He attended the Stanford Executive Program.
Industry Profile :
Navin Shenoy joined Intel in the year 1995.
At first he served different roles in sales & marketing department including
which he was responsible for end-user, ISV and service provider
relationships and Northern California district manager for Intel Online
Services where he worked closely with Google.
Shenoy was also the technical assistant to Paul Otellini, Intel’s president
and CEO for 3 years. In this role he assisted Otellini in the development
and implementation of Intel’s long-term corporate strategy and the daily
management of Intel’s global business.
LinkedIn Profile :
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/navin-shenoy/7a/9/9b6
Twitter Profile :
https://twitter.com/NavinShenoy1
Facebook Profile :
https://www.facebook.com/navin.shenoy
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Francisco D’Souza
Posted on April 9, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Francisco D’Souza
Francisco D’Souza is the CEO of Cognizant.
Introduction:
Francisco D’Souza was born in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. on 23 August 1968.
His father, Placido D’Souza (born in 1933, ex-Anjuna, Goa), was a diplomat
with the Indian Foreign Services.
His mother was Sushila. His sisters are Jacinta, Lucia, and Maria.
He is the CEO of Cognizant and was part of the team that founded the NASDAQ-
100 company in 1994.
Francisco is Cognizant’s CEO since January 2007 .
Francisco D’Souza is among the youngest Chief Executive Officers in the
software services sector.
He has been noted for his quick rise to the top of his profession.
Industry Profile:
Francisco D’Souza has more than 20 years of experience in the information
technology industry, in both operational and advisory roles.
From February 1995 to December 1995, D’Souza was employed as Product
Manager at Pilot Software a company funded by Keyur Patel of Fuse Global.
At Cognizant, which he joined in its early days, D’Souza was elected Chief
Operating Officer (COO) in December 2003.
Prior to that, from November 1999 to December 2003, he served as Senior Vice
President (SVP), North American Operations and Business Development.
From March 1998 to November 1999, he served as Vice President (VP), North
American Operations and Business Development and as Director-North American
Operations and Business Development from June 1997 to March 1998.
From January 1996 to June 1997, D’Souza was engaged as a consultant.
Effective January 1, 2007, D’Souza was appointed President and Chief
Executive Officer and a member of theBoard of Directors of Cognizant.
In February 2013, D’Souza was appointed as independent director on the
board of General Electric.
Awards, Achievements &Recognition:
D’Souza has received the following honors:
2002 – Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist[citation needed]
2005 – The Economic Times Entrepreneur Award[citation needed]
2009 – named among “America’s Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor
magazine
2013 – named among “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector
2013 – Recognized as the Best CEO in the Multinational Company category by
Forbes India magazine as part of its 2013 Leadership Awards.
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Dileep George
Posted on April 9, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Dileep George is an AI and neuroscience researcher.
Introduction:
Dileep George (born August 5, 1977).
He is an AI and neuroscience researcher.
George has authored 22 patents and many peer-reviewed papers on the
mathematics of brain circuits.
His research has been featured in the New York Times, BusinessWeek,
Scientific Computing, Wired, Wall Street Journal, and on Bloomberg
Television.
Education:
George received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University
in 2006.
Industry Profile:
In 2005, George pioneered Hierarchical temporal memory and cofounded the AI
research startup Numenta, Inc. with Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky.
In 2010, George left Numenta to join D. Scott Phoenix in founding Vicarious.
com, a new AI research project funded by internet billionaires Peter Thiel
and Dustin Moskovitz.
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Vishal Sikka
Posted on April 9, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Vishal Sikka is a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and the Global
Managing Board, heading all SAP products and innovation.
Introduction:
Vishal Sikka grew up in Vadodara (formerly Baroda), India.
His father an officer in the Indian Railways.
Vishal Sikka is a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and the Global
Managing Board, heading all SAP products and innovation.
Sikka has global responsibility for development and delivery of all products
across SAP’s product portfolio including Applications, Analytics, Cloud,
Database & Technology and Mobile.
Sikka is also responsible for leading the design and end-user experience for
SAP, and is responsible for driving all innovation globally.
Education:
Vishal Sikka graduated from Rosary High School.
He studied computer engineering at M S University, Baroda.
After completing his B.S. in Computer Science at Syracuse University, Sikka
was accepted for the doctoral program at Stanford University.
His dissertation was titled Integrating Specialized Procedures into Proof
Systems and his thesis advisor was Michael Genesereth.
He graduated with his Ph.D. in 1996.
Industry Profile:
After a brief stint at Xerox’s research labs, Sikka founded iBrain which
competed at the time with Business Objects.
iBrain was acquired by PatternRX, Inc.
His second startup, Bodha.com, focused on developing technology for non-
invasive, service-based integration of enterprise applications and
information.
Sikka joined Peregrine Systems as their area Vice-President for Platform
Technologies, responsible for application development and integration
technologies and architecture, following their acquisition of Bodha.com.
Sikka joined SAP in 2002 to head up the advanced technology group
responsible for strategic innovative projects.
Later he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Architecture and Chief
Software Architect, responsible for the road map and the direction for the
architecture of SAP’s products and infrastructure.
In April 2007, Sikka was named SAP’s first-ever CTO reporting to then CEO
Henning Kagermann.
LinkedIn Profile :
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vishal-sikka/2/a6b/869
Twitter Profile :
https://twitter.com/vsikka
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Ajaypal Singh Banga
Posted on April 7, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Ajaypal Singh Banga
Ajaypal Singh Banga is the current president and chief executive officer of
MasterCard.
Introduction:
Banga was born into a Sikh family in Khadki outside Pune, Maharashtra in
India.
His father was an army officer, retired lieutenant-general Harbhajan Singh
Banga who is a decorated army general of Indian Army.
The family’s origin is from Jalandhar in Punjab.
He is also the younger brother of another well known CEO M S Banga.
MasterCard announced on April 12, 2010 that Ajay Banga, previously
MasterCard’s president and chief operating officer, had been named by the
Board of Directors to serve as the company’s president and chief executive
officer, effective July 1, 2010.
The company also announced that Banga would become a member of MasterCard’s
Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Ajay Banga, 50, succeeded Robert W. Selander, who had been MasterCard’s
chief executive officer since March 1997
Education:
Banga grew up and schooled across India, successively in Secunderabad,
Jalandhar, Delhi, Hyderabad and in Shimla, where he finished his schooling.
Banga went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in
Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
An MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Industry Profile:
He began his business career with Nestlé in 1981.
He later joined PepsiCo and was involved in the launch of its international
fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized.
Prior to joining MasterCard, Banga spent 13 years at Citigroup from 1996 as
part of the bank’s senior management in the United States and Europe,
Middle East, Africa regions before becoming chairman and chief executive
officer of Citi’s international global consumer group in 2005.
He was chief executive officer of Citi Asia Pacific, responsible for all of
the company’s business lines in the region, including institutional banking
, alternative investments, wealth management, consumer banking and credit
cards.
He was also a member of Citi’s senior leadership and executive committees.
Chairman of the US-India Business Council, is a member of the Council on
Foreign Relations, The Financial Services Roundtable and The Economic Club
of New York, and is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.
Banga was vice chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Hall of
Science and a board member of the National Urban League.
He was formerly a business sponsor of Citi’s African heritage network –
NYC.
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Raghuram Rajan
Posted on April 7, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Raghuram Govinda Rajan
Raghuram Rajan is the current and the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of
India.
Introduction:
Raghuram Rajan is born on 3rd february, 1963 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh,
India.
He is a Tamil Brahmin & his father was a Senior Bureaucrat in Indian
Government.
He is the current and the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, having
taken charge of India’s central banking institution on 4 September 2013.
Rajan was chief economic adviser to India’s Ministry of Finance during the
previous year and chief economist at the International Monetary Fund from
2003 to 2007.
He is on leave of absence as a professor of finance at the graduate business
school at the University of Chicago.
Education:
He did his schooling from 7 grade to 12 grade in Delhi Public School, RK
Puram.
He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a bachelor
’s degree in electrical engineering in 1985.
He acquired a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1987.
He received a PhD in Management from the MIT in 1991 for his thesis titled
“Essays on Banking”.
Industry Profile:
After graduation, He joined the Booth School of Business at the University
of Chicago as the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
from October 2003 to December 2006.
In November 2008, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh appointed Rajan
as an honorary economic adviser.
Replacing Kaushik Basu, Rajan was appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to the
Government of India on 10 August 2012.
In 2008, a high-level committee on financial reforms, headed by Rajan,
submitted its final report to the Planning Commission.
He also prepared the Economic Survey for India for the year 2012-13, on 27
February.
On August 6, 2013 it was announced that Rajan would take over as the next
RBI Governor.
He was appointed RBI Governor for a term of 3 years succeeding D Subbarao
whose term ended on 4 September 2013.
Awards, Achievements & Recognitions:
In 2003, he won the Fischer Black Prize awarded by the American Finance
Association for contributions to the theory and practice of finance by an
economist under age 40.
He was awarded the fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013 on
26 September 2013 for his “ground-breaking research work which influenced
financial and macro-economic policies around the world”.
Few awards received by him in his illustrious career as an academician and a
researcher in financial economics are as follows –
Center for Financial Studies Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics,
2013
Infosys Prize for the Economic Sciences, 2012
Global Indian of the Year Award, NASSCOM, 2011
Bernhard Harms Prize awarded by the Kiel Institute for International
Economics 2010
Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year Award, 2010
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2009.
Jensen prize (runner-up) for paper in Journal of Financial Economics, 2006
Fama/DFA prize for best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics, 2003
Inaugural Fisher Black Prize awarded by the American Finance Association in
January 2003
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2002
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2001
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2000.
Michael Brennan Award for the Best Paper published in the Review of
Financial Studies,1997.
Smith Breeden Prize awarded for best paper published in the Journal of
Finance, 1994.
Best Paper Award, Fifth Annual Small Firm Research Symposium, 1993.
Smith Breeden Prize awarded for distinguished paper published in the Journal
of Finance, 1992.
Treffstz Prize for outstanding academic achievement, Western Finance
Association, 1991.
Gold Medal for academic performance, I.I.M (Ahmedabad), India, 1987.
Director’s Gold Medal for all round performance in the class of 1985, I.I.T
. (Delhi), 1985.
Social Life:
Raghuram is married to Radhika Puri, a classmate from IIM Ahmedabad. They
have a son and a daughter.
LinkedIn Profile :
http://in.linkedin.com/pub/raghuram-rajan/46/366/846
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Rakesh Kapoor
Posted on April 7, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Rakesh Kapoor
Rakesh Kapoor is an Indian businessman, Chief Executive officer of Reckitt
Benckiser plc, a UK FTSE-listed multinational consumer goods company, a
major producer of health, hygiene and home products.
Introduction:
Rakesh Kapoor is an Indian businessman, Chief Executive officer of Reckitt
Benckiser plc, a UK FTSE-listed multinational consumer goods company, a
major producer of health, hygiene and home products.
Born on 4 August 1958.
He is an accomplished bridge player and a keen football and cricket fan.
Kapoor joined RB when it was known, pre-merger with Benckiser, as Reckitt &
Colman in 1987.
Kapoor took over as CEO on 1 September 2011 from Bart Becht.
Education:
He completed his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi, India.
He has a BE (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the Birla Institute of
Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
He also has an MBA from XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India.
Industry Profile:
Kapoor joined RB when it was known, pre-merger with Benckiser, as Reckitt &
Colman in 1987.
He served various roles including: Regional Sales Manager, North India;
General Manager, Indian Southern Region; and Regional Marketing Director,
South Asia.
In 1999, he was appointed Global Category Director, Pest Control.
Following the merger, he assumed the role of, Senior Vice President, Home
Care.
He was appointed SVP, Regional Director, Northern Europe in 2001 and in July
2006, he was promoted to EVP, Category Development, with responsibility for
global category management, research and development, media, market
research and strategic alliances.
Kapoor took over as CEO on 1 September 2011 from Bart Becht, who had been in
post since the company was created in 1999 through the merger of Benckiser
with Reckitt & Colman.
Social Life:
Kapoor lives in London, England with his wife and two children.
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Vikram Pandit
Posted on April 2, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Vikram Pandit
Vikram Pandit is an Indian-born American banker.
Introduction:
Vikram Pandit was born in Dhantoli locality of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India to
an affluent Brahmin marathi family.
His father, Shankar B. Pandit, was an executive director at Sarabhai
Chemicals in Baroda.
Vikram Pandit is an Indian-born American banker.
He is the former chief executive of Citigroup
He held this position from December 2007.
He resigned from this position 16th October, 2012.
Education:
Vikram Pandit completed his schooling at the Dadar Parsee Youths Assembly
High School in Dadar, Mumbai.
When he was 16 years old, moved to the United States to attend Columbia
University.
He holds a B.S. degree in 1976 and M.S. degree in 1980 in Electrical
Engineering from Columbia University.
He also holds a MBA and a Ph.D in 1986 in Finance from Columbia Business
School.
Industry Profile:
During his early professional years, he taught economics at Columbia.
Then as a professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada.
He joined Morgan Stanley as an associate in 1983, one of the first Indians
to join the company.
In 1990, Vikram Pandit was chosen as the managing director and head of the
US Equity Syndicate unit of Morgan Stanley and by 1994, he had risen to
become managing director (MD) and head of its worldwide Institutional
securities division.
In 2000, he ultimately rose to the post of president and chief operating
officer (COO) of its worldwide operations of the Institutional securities
and Investment banking businesses.
In March 2006, Pandit and John Havens, along with Guru Ramakrishnan started
the hedge fund Old Lane LLC.
Citi bought the company in 2007 for $800 million bringing both Pandit and
Havens into Citi leadership.
Citi named Pandit chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments (CAI)
unit and he later led Citi’s Institutional Clients Group.
On 11 December 2007, Pandit was named the new CEO of Citigroup, replacing
interim-CEO Sir Winfried Bischoff.
He resigned from this position 16th October, 2012.
Awards, Achievements & Recognition:
Pandit is a part of the board of Columbia University, Columbia Business
School, the Indian School of Business, and Trinity School.
He also serves as director of the Institute of International Finance.
He was on the board of NASDAQ OMX, the New York City Investment Fund, from
2000 to 2003.
In 2008, Pandit was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
Social Life:
Vikram Pandit, a naturalized citizen of the United States, lives in New York
City.
He live with his wife and two children.
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Padmasree Warrior
Posted on March 21, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Padmasree Warrior
Pasmasree Warrior is the former Chief Technology & Strategy Officer (CTO) of
Cisco Systems, and the former CTO of Motorola, Inc.
Introduction:
Padmasree Warrior was born and raised in the city of Vijayawada in the
southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
She was born in to a Telugu family.
She is the CTO of Cisco Systems & the former CTO of Motorola, Inc.
Education:
She completed her schooling from Children’s Montessori School & Maris
Stella College in Vijayawada.
Warrior received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Indian
Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1982.
She holds masters in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
Industry Profile:
Warrior joined Motorola in 1984, as one of only a few women in its Arizona
facility. Over the course of her 23 years at the company, she served in a
broad range of roles, including Corporate Vice President and General Manager
of Motorola’s Energy Systems Group, and Corporate Vice President and Chief
Technology Officer in its Semiconductor Products Sector, which later became
Freescale Semiconductor.
Prior to becoming Motorola’s CTO, she served as general manager of
Thoughtbeam, a wholly owned Motorola subsidiary chartered to commercialize
Motorola’s GaAs on silicon technology that was developed at the Physical
Sciences Research Laboratory in Tempe, Arizona.
When named Motorola’s CTO in January 2003, Warrior became a senior vice
president and in 2005 she was promoted to executive vice president.
During Warrior’s tenure as CTO, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National
Medal of Technology by the President of the United States, the first time
the company had received this honor.
On December 4, 2007, she left Motorola to become CTO at Cisco Systems.
Awards,Achievements & recognition:
Fortune Magazine called her one of four rising stars on its Most Powerful
Women list, placing her between the 10 “highest paid” and the “Young and
Powerful” categories.
In 2005, The Economic Times ranked Warrior as the 11th Most Influential
Global Indian.
In 2001 she was one of six women nationwide selected to receive the “Women
Elevating Science and Technology” award from Working Woman Magazine and her
achievements were further recognized by American Immigration Law Foundation
in 2003.
In 2004, she was conferred with the Distinguished Alumni Award by Indian
Institute of Technology, Delhi.
During Warrior’s tenure as CTO, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National
Medal of Technology by President George W. Bush.
In 2007 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by New York’s Polytechnic
University. Recently Awarded ASSOCHAM Ladies League, Hyderabad Women of the
Decade Achievers Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation.
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Shantanu Narayen
Posted on March 10, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Shantanu Narayen
He is the CEO of Adobe Systems.
Introduction:
Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Systems.
Before this post, he held the role as the President and Chief Operating
Officer since 2005.
He is also the President of the board of the Adobe Foundation.
Education:
He completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering from Osmania
University in India.
He also a Master of Business Administration from the University of
California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science in computer science from
Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
On May 7, 2011, Narayen received an honorary Doctor of Applied Science
degree from his alma mater, Bowling Green State University.
Industry Profile:
He started his career at Apple.
After Apple, Narayen served as director of desktop and collaboration
products for Silicon Graphics.
He co-founded Pictra Inc., a company that pioneered the concept of digital
photo sharing over the Internet.
Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior Vice-President of worldwide product
research, was later promoted to executive vice president of worldwide
products, and appointed to his current post in January 2005 at the age of 41.
He also serves on the board of Dell Inc. and the advisory board of the Haas
School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
On November 12, 2007, Adobe Systems announced in a press release that Bruce
Chizen would step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer effective
December 1, to be replaced by Shantanu Narayen.
Shantanu Narayen is paid an annual salary of $875,000 for his role as chief
executive.
In 2009, Mr. Narayen was considered one of “The TopGun CEOs” by Brendan
Wood International, an advisory agency.
In 2011, US President Barack Obama has appointed Shantanu Narayen, President
and CEO of Adobe Systems, as a member of his Management Advisory Board.
Social Life:
His mother taught American literature.
His father has a plastics company.
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Anu Aiyengar
Posted on March 10, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Anu Aiyengar
She is a finance professional and managing director of JPMorgan Chase & Co
at New York.
Introduction:
She is a finance professional and managing director of JPMorgan Chase & Co
at New York, an American multinational banking and financial services
holding company.
Education:
Aiyengar graduated from Smith College in liberal arts.
Industry Profile:
Aiyengar has started her career from American Express.
She is working in JPMorgan Chase & Co since 15 years and currently as
Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions.
Over the past 15 years at JPMorgan, she has worked on around $200 billion
worth of transactions.
Social Life:
She is married for 18 years with no children.
She finds relaxation through Indian classical dance.
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Anshu Jain
Posted on March 1, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Anshuman Jain
Anshu Jain is the Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank.
Introduction:
Anshuman Jain also known as (Anshu Jain) born on January 7, 1963 in Jaipur,
Rajasthan, India.
He is an Indian business executive.
He took over as Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank on June 1, 2012 to succeed
Management Board Chairman Josef Ackermann.
Jain is a member of Deutsche Bank’s Management Board and, as head of the
Corporate and Investment Bank since July 2010, was globally responsible for
Deutsche Bank’s corporate finance, sales and trading, and transaction
banking business.
In November 2012 he purchased a two bedroom apartment in New York for $7.2
million.
Education:
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Delhi’s
Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
He also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst.
Industry Profile:
He started as an analyst in derivatives research at Kidder, Peabody & Co.
where he worked from 1985 to 1988.
After three years, he joined Merrill Lynch in New York where he founded and
led the securities industry’s first dedicated hedge fundcoverage group.
In 1995, Jain joined Deutsche Bank’s nascent markets business to set up and
run a specialist unit focusing on hedge funds and institutional derivative
coverage.
Since 2002, he has been in the Deutsche Bank Group Executive Committee (GEC)
and was formerly head of Global Markets and joint head of the Corporate and
Investment Bank from 2004
Awards & Achievements:
Anshu received Risk Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
The annual Business Leader Award from NASSCOM.
He is a 2005 recipient of the American Indian Foundation’s Achievement
Award for philanthropy and ongoing involvement in development.
He won Euromoney Magazine Capital Markets Achievement Award in 2003.
As of July 25, 2011, he was appointed as CO-CEO of Deutsche Bank.
Social Life:
Jain lives in London with his wife and two children.
He is an active supporter of a range of wildlife and environmental
conservation charities.
He is a strict vegetarian.
He displays an avid interest in photography, cricket and golf.
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Dr. Harminder Dua
Posted on March 1, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Dr. Harminder Dua
Dr. Harminder Dua is an Indian-British medical doctor and researcher.
Introduction:
Dr. Harminder Dua, born in Jalandar, Punjab.
He is an Indian-British medical doctor and researcher (with MBBS, DO, DO (
Lond), MS, MNAMS, FRCS, FRCOphth., FEBO, MD, PhD).
He is the chair and professor of ophthalmology at University of Nottingham.
He is the head of the Division of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
Dua is also the co-editor in chief with Arun Singh, of the British Journal
of Ophthalmology.
He is president of EuCornea, the European society of Cornea and Ocular
surface disease specialists.
He is also president of the EVERf (European Association for Vision and Eye
Research Foundation) and past president of the association itself.
He was elected to the chair of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and
invited to join as member of the American Ophthalmological Society by thesis.
In March 2011 he was elected president of the Royal College of
Ophthalmologists, UK commencing his duties on 25 May 2011.
He has over 200 research publications, 20 published letters, and 14 book
chapters to his credit.
Education:
He completed his Graduation in Medicine from Government Medical College and
Hospital,Nagpur.
Discovery of Dua’s layer
In a 2013 paper, Dua and others at the University of Nottingham reported
discovery of a previously unknown layer of the human cornea measuring just
15 micrometres thick between the corneal stroma and Descemet’s membrane.
They refer to the reported layer as Dua’s layer.
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Nitin Paranjpe
Posted on March 1, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Nitin Paranjpe
Nitin Paranjpe is now the President of the Home Care Business of Unilever
globally.
Introduction:
He is now the President of the Home Care Business of Unilever globally.
Before this global role and promotion, he was the MD and CEO of Hindustan
Unilever, before which he served as Executive director of Hindustan Unilever
since June 1, 2007.
Education:
He acquired Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering (BE) from College of
Engineering, Pune.
He also acquired an MBA degree in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute
of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai.
Industry Profile:
In his early years in Hindustan Unilever, Paranjpe worked as Area Sales
Manager – Detergents.
After working as a Sales Manager in Hindustan Unilever , he worked as an
Product Manager- Detergents.
In April 1996, he became the Branch Manager – Chennai and in February 1999
he was appointed as a member of the Project Millennium Team.
During 2001, he was an Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Executive
Committee in Unilever London.
On his return to India in 2002, Paranjpe became the Category Head – Fabric
Wash and Regional Brand Director (Asia) for several Laundry and Household
Cleaning (HHC) brands.
In 2004, he became Vice President – Home Care (Laundry & HHC) India.
He was appointed as the Executive Director for the Home & Personal Care
business in March 2006.
Paranjpe was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
of the Company in April 2008.
He is also an Executive Vice President of Unilever Companies in South Asia.
Paranjpe is a member of the Shareholders’ / Investors’ Grievance Committee
and the Compensation Committee of the Company.
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Adi Godrej
Posted on February 14, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Adi Burjorji Godrej
Indian industrialist and head of the Godrej family.
Introduction:
Adi Godrej – born 3 April 1942.
He is chairman of the Godrej Group.
As of 2012, he is one of the richest Indians with a net worth of US$9
billion.
He is The Chairman of Godrej Group & Chairman of Indian School of Business.
Education:
He received his undergraduate degree from MIT.
He completed his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
He was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity & a member of Tau Beta Pi.
Industry Profile:
He modernized and systematized management structures and implemented process
improvements.
Adi Godrej took the Godrej Groupto great height during the License Raj.
Under Adi Godrej’s leadership, the group is also involved in philanthropic
activities.
Godrej is major supporter of the World Wildlife Fund in India.
They developed a green business campus in the Vikhroli township of Mumbai,
which includes a 150-acre (0.61 km2) mangrove forest and a school for the
children of company employees.
Awards & achievements:
He is the chairman of the Indian School of Business since April 2011.
He was elected as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) for
the year 2012-13.
In April 2013 Godrej was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at The
Asian Awards.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, in
2013.
He was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
in February 2013.
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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Posted on February 14, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, is an Indian scientist and administrator who
served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.
Introduction:
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in a Tamil Muslim family to
Jainulabdeen, a boat owner and Ashiamma, a housewife, at Rameswaram,
located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Kalam is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the
development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.
Before his term as President, he worked as an aerospace engineer with
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space
Research Organisation (ISRO).
He is the 11th President of India from year 2002 to 2007.
Education:
He completed his school education at the Rameshwaram Elementary School.
He went on to attend Saint Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, then
affiliated with the University of Madras, from where he graduated in physics
in 1954.
He then moved to Madras in 1955 to study aerospace engineering.
Industry Profile:
He worked as an aerospace engineer with Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO).
He worked as an aerospace engineer with Indian Space Research Organisation (
ISRO).
He was elected the President of India in 2002.
He is currently a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Management
Shillong, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of
Management Indore.
He is also the chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and
Technology Thiruvananthapuram.
Awards:
Year of award or honour Name of award or honour Awarding organisation
2012 Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) Simon Fraser University
2011 IEEE Honorary Membership IEEE
2010 Doctor of Engineering University of Waterloo
2009 HONORARY DOCTORATE Oakland University
2009 Hoover Medal ASME Foundation, USA
2009 International von Kármán Wings Award California Institute of
Technology, U.S.A
2008 Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa) Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore
2007 King Charles II Medal Royal Society, U.K.
2007 Honorary Doctorate of Science University of Wolverhampton, U.K
2000 Ramanujan Award Alwars Research Centre, Chennai
1998 Veer Savarkar Award Government of India
1997 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Indian National
Congress
1997 Bharat Ratna Government of India
1990 Padma Vibhushan Government of India
1981 Padma Bhushan Government of India
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Indra Nooyi
Posted on February 13, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi
An Indian-American business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief
Executive Officer of PepsiCo.
Introduction:
An Indian-American business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief
Executive Officer of PepsiCo.
The second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue.
Current citizenship status : United States.
She is born on 28 October, 1955 in Madras (presently Chennai), Tamil Nadu,
India.
According to Forbes, she is consistently ranked among the World’s 100 Most
Powerful Women.
In 2013, she has been ranked 10th in the list of Forbes World’s 100 most
powerful women.
Education:
Indra Nooyi was educated at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
in Madras.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from
Madras Christian College in 1974.
She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from Indian
Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976.
She joined to Yale School of Management in 1978 and earned a Master’s
degree in Public and Private Management.
At Yale, she completed her summer internship with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Industry Profile:
Beginning her career in India, Nooyi held product manager positions at
Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell.
After Graduating in 1980, Nooyi joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG),
and then held strategy positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri.
Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001.
In 2006 she became the fifth CEO in PepsiCo’s 44-year history.
Awards & honours :
Forbes magazine ranked Nooyi fourth on the 2008 and 2009 list of The World’
s 100 Most Powerful Women.
Fortune magazine has named Nooyi number one on its annual ranking of Most
Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World
Report.
In 2008, she was elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences.
In January 2008, Nooyi was elected Chairwoman of the US-India Business
Council (USIBC).
Nooyi has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders
Group.
In 2009, Nooyi was considered one of “The TopGun CEOs” by Brendan Wood
International, an advisory agency.
In 2010 she was named #1 on Fortune‘s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women
” and #6 on Forbes’ list of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”.
Nooyi was named to Institutional Investor’s Best CEOs list in the All-
America Executive Team Survey in 2008 to 2011.
Year Name Awarding organization
2013 Honorary Degree North Carolina State University.
2011 Honorary Doctor of Laws Wake Forest University.
2011 Honorary Doctor of Laws University of Warwick.
2011 Honorary Doctorate of Law Miami University.
2010 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Pennsylvania State
University.
2009 Honorary Degree Duke University.
2009 Barnard Medal of Honor Barnard College.
2008 Honorary Degree New York University.
2007 Padma Bhushan President of India.
2004 Honorary Doctor of Laws Babson College.
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Arun Netravali
Posted on January 6, 2014 by vikrant panchal
Arun N. Netravali
An Indian-American computer engineer.
Introduction:
Arun Netravali born on 26 May 1946 in Mumbai, India.
He is an Indian-American computer engineer who has contribution in digital
technology includingHDTV.
He conducted seminal research in digital compression, signal processing and
other fields.
Education:
He received his undergraduate degree from the IIT Bombay, India.
An M.S. and a Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston, Texas all in electrical
engineering.
Industry Profile:
Netravali was the last President of Bell Laboratories .
Chief Scientist for Lucent Technologies before they went bankrupt.
Awards:
The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal in 2001 (together with Thomas
S. Huang)
The IEEE Frederik Philips Award in 2001
The U.S. National Medal of Technology
The Padma Bhushan from the Government of India
The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal in 1991 (together with C. Chapin Cutler
and John O. Limb)
Elected to member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1989
Elected to IEEE Fellow in 1985
The IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award in 1982 (together with John O.
Limb)
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Sundar Pichai
Posted on December 16, 2013 by vikrant panchal
Sundar Pichai
P Sundarajan, better known as Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google.
Introduction:
Sundar Pichai was born in 1972 in Chennai.
He earlier servied as Senior Vice President at Google, where he oversaw
Android, Chrome and Google Apps.
“Pichai was the brightest of his batch & stood first in the department &
went on to get the silver medal”, Says IIT Professor Sanat Kumar Roy.
Education:
He received his Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of
Technology Kharagpur and was awarded an Institute Silver Medal.
He holds an M.S. from Stanford University.
An MBA degree holder from the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania, where he was named a Siebel Scholar.
Industry Profile:
He worked in Applied Materials & McKinsey Co.
Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004.
Sundar Pichai is responsible for the development of the Google browser as
the company’s Senior Vice President of product development.
On May 20, 2010, he announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8
by Google, and introduced the new video format WebM.
He has been a director at Jive Software since April 2011.
In 2011, Pichai’s product innovation skills caught Twitter’s attention.
But, Google reportedly paid $50 million to keep him back.
On 13th March, 2013 Google CEO Larry Page Handed over android development to
Sundar Pichai.
Personal Life:
He is married & has two daughters.
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Vijay Mallya
Posted on December 16, 2013 by vikrant panchal
Vijay Mallya
Chairman of the UB Group – an Indian conglomerate
Introduction:
Vijay Mallya born on 18 December 1955 in Bantwal, Dakshina Kannada,
Karnataka.
He is an Indian industrialist and a second-time member of India’s
parliament.
He has a diverse interests in brewing, distilling, pharmaceuticals, real
estate, engineering,fertilizers, biotechnology and information technology.
He is the son of industrialist Vittal Mallya. He took over as the chairman
of the company at the age of 28 after his father’s sudden demise in 1983.
Education:
He attended La Martiniere for Boys school in Kolkata (West Bengal), where he
was appointed House Captain (Hastings house) in his final year.
He went up to St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, from which he graduated with a
Bachelors of Commerce degree.
After the graduation, he interned at the American part of Hoechst in the
United States.
Industry profile:
UB group (United Breweries Group)
Vijay Mallya was unanimously elected Chairman of United Breweries.
He consolidated the various companies under one umbrella group called the “
UB Group”.
Kingfisher beer controls more than 50 per cent market share of India’s beer
market.
The beer is available in 52 countries outside India and leads the way among
Indian beers in the international market.
United Spirits Ltd., the flagship of the UB Group, has achieved the
historic milestone of selling 145 million cases, becoming the largest
spirits company in the world by volume.
Kingfisher Airlines
Kingfisher Airlines was established in 2003. It is owned by the Bengaluru
based United Breweries Group.
Kingfisher Airlines, through its parent company United Breweries Group, has
a 50% stake in low-cost carrier Kingfisher Red.
Until December 2011, Kingfisher Airlines had the second largest share in
India’s domestic air travel market.
The airline had shut down its operations when on 20 October 2012 the DGCA
suspended its flying license.
In February 2013 the Indian government announced the withdrawal of both
domestic and international flight entitlements allocated to the airline.
Sahara Force India F1 Team
Vijay Mallya formed Sahara Force India Formula One Team on October 2007.
It is a Formula One racing team based in Silverstone, United Kingdom which
currently holds an Indian licence.
Force India F1 represents increased Indian participation within Formula One,
with Greater Noida having hosted the first Indian Grand Prix in 2011.
Force India won their first Formula One world championship points and podium
place when Giancarlo Fisichella finished second in the 2009 Belgian Grand
Prix, Force India scored points again in the following race when Adrian
Sutil finished fourth, and set the team’s first fastest lap, at the Italian
Grand Prix. Its best championship result was 6th in 2011.
IPL Team : Royal challengers Bangalore
The IPL Team : Royal challengers Bangalore is owned by Vijay Mallya, through
his flagship firm UB Group.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is a cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka
that plays in the Indian Premier League.
The director of the team is Sidhartha Mallya.
RCB plays its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The franchise has been one of the most successful and consistent in the IPL
having reached the semis/play-off’s every season apart from 2008,2012 and
2013.
They hold the joint record for most consecutive victories in the IPL having
won 7 matches on the trot in the 2011 edition. The team has also qualified
and played in all the seasons of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
Politics:
Mallya was elected to the Rajya Sabha – Upper House of India’s Federal
parliament in both 2002 and 2010 as an independent candidate from his home
state of Karnataka.
Ancient Auction Purchases:
In 2004, he bought the sword of Tipu Sultan at an auction in London, and
brought it back to India.
In March 2009, Mallya bought five personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi (his
iconic eyeglasses, a pocket watch, leather sandals he had made by hand, and
a plate and bowl from which he had eaten his last meal) for US$1.8 million
in a New York auction that had caused an uproar in India; the government of
India had tried and failed to prevent the sale.
Awards:
Vijay Mallya was conferred an honorary degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in
Business Administration, by the Southern California University for
Professional Studies of Santa Ana, California.
In 2010 he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award at The Asian
Awards.
He has also been a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic
Forum.
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Satya Nadella
Posted on November 7, 2013 by vikrant panchal
Satya Nadella
The CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella (born 1969), is the CEO of Microsoft.
He is responsible for building and running the company’s computing
platforms, developer tools and cloud services.
Education:
He is a student of the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University
of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of
Chicago .
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from the Manipal
Institute of Technology.
Industry Profile:
Nadella worked with Sun Microsystems as a member of the technology staff
before he joined Microsoft in 1992.
In Microsoft, in the beginning he worked as the senior vice president of R&D
for the Online Services Division and vice president of the Microsoft
Business Division.
He was made the president of Microsoft’s $19 billion Server and Tools
Business and led the transformation of the business and technology from
client-server software to cloud infrastructure and services.
He is appointed as CEO of Microsoft in January 2014.
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Anil Ambani
Posted on November 7, 2013 by vikrant panchal
Anil Ambani:
Chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.
Introduction:
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (Gujarati: અનીલ ધી
રજલાલ (ધીરૂભ&#
2750;ઈ) અંબાણી), born on 4 June
1959, is an Indian businessman.
He is the chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of the largest
private conglomerates in India.
Anil Ambani is the younger son of Late. Dhirubhai Ambani & Kokilaben Ambani.
Anil Ambani’s elder brother Mukesh Ambani and two sisters, Dipti
Salgaoncar and Nina Kothari.
Spouse: Tina Ambani
They have two children (Anmol, Anshul).
Education:
Bachelor of Science degree from the Mumbai University.
MBA degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Industry Profile:
Anil Ambani joined Reliance Industries, the company founded by his late
father Dhirubhai Ambani, in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer and is
credited with having pioneered many financial innovations in the Indian
capital markets.
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) constructed & funded the The Mumbai Metro
Rail project.
Achievements:
He is conferred the ‘Businessman of the Year 1997’ award by India’s
leading business magazine Business India, December 1997.
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Mukesh Ambani
Posted on November 1, 2013 by vikrant panchal
Mukesh Ambani
Chairman & MD, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
Introduction:
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (Gujarati: મુકેશ &#
2727;ીરુભાઈ અંબા
ણી; born on 19 April 1957) is an Indian business magnate who is
the Chairman, Managing Director and largest shareholder of Reliance
Industries Limited(RIL).
Marital Status : Married.
A Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second most valuable company by
market value.He holds a 44.7 % stake in the company.
RIL deals mainly in refining, petrochemical and in oil & gas sectors.
Reliance Retail Ltd., another subsidiary, is the largest retailer in India.
Education:
Mukesh Ambani attended the Hill Grange High School on Peddar Road, Mumbai.
He received BE degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
He has enrolled for an MBA from Stanford University.
Industry Profile:
Chairman, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore
Member of Board of Governors UDCT, Mumbai
Chairman, Managing Director, Chairman of Finance Committee and Member of
Employees Stock Compensation Committee, Reliance Industries Limited
Former Chairman, Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited
Former Vice Chairman, Reliance Petroleum
Chairman of the Board, Reliance Petroleum
Chairman and Chairman of Audit Committee, Reliance Retail Limited.
Chairman, Reliance Exploration and Production DMCC
Former Director, Member of Credit Committee and Member of Compensation &
Benefits Committee’, Bank of America Corporation
President, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Achievements:
Year of Achieved awards Name of Achieved Award Award given by
Organization
2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Ernst & Young India
2010 Global Vision Award at The Awards Dinner Asia Society
2010 Business Leader of the Year NDTV India
2010 Businessman of the Year Financial Chronicle
2010 School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Medal
University of Pennsylvania.
2010 Global Leadership Award Business Council for International
Understanding
Website:
http://www.ril.com/
Social Life:
Mukesh Ambani stays with his family in Antilia – The most expensive home in
the world.
His Spouse name is Nita Ambani
He has three children Akash, Isha and Anant.
He is the elder son of the late Dhirubhai Ambani & Kokilaben Ambani and
younger brother of Anil Ambani and two sisters, Dipti Salgaoncar and Nina
Kothari.
Interesting Facts About Mukesh Ambani & His Family:
Ambani’s new house is called Antilia and according to a number of reputable
publications, it is the most expensive home in the world. Antilia is
actually the first house to exceed a net worth of one billion dollars.
Antilia was built in downtown Mumbai, a city that is known for its
exceptional poverty. The 60-storey house has a garage for 168 cars, an
independent health club for each family member, a cinema and a staff of 600
people.
Anant Ambani, the 17-year old son of India’s richest man, is exceptionally
spiritual. Numerous reports state that Anant Ambani is visiting the Lord
Balaji temple as frequently, as possible.To prove his faith, the affluent
teenager decided to make a special donation for the temple. Anant Ambani
ended up providing a sacred white elephant as a special present to Lord
Balaji.
Mukesh Ambani hates celebrating his birthday. The only exception he has ever
made was on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
On the occasion of one of Nita Ambani’s birthday, She received a jet plane
worth 62 million dollars.
Nita Ambani had always wanted to be a dancer, but she instead holds degrees
in interior design and teaching. Today, she is the chairperson of Dhirubhari
Ambani International School.
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Prem Watsa
Posted on September 27, 2013 by vikrant panchal
Prem Watsa
Founder, chairman, and chief executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings
Introduction:
(Born 1950 in Hyderabad, India) is the founder, chairman, and chief
executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, based in Toronto, Ontario.
He has been called the “Canadian Warren Buffett” by some during successful
periods of investing.
Education:
Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.
IIT Chennai graduate in chemical engineering (1971).
MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western
Ontario.
Industry profile:
Member of the Board of Trustees of the The Hospital for Sick Children.
Member of the Advisory Board for the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation.
Chairman of the Investment Committee of St. Paul’s Anglican Church.
In June 2009, he was installed as the ninth chancellor of the University of
Waterloo.
On January 22, 2012, it was reported he was to be appointed to BlackBerry
handset maker, Research In Motion Ltd.
On September 23 2013, Blackberry announced that it had signed a letter of
intent to be acquired by Prem Watsa led Fairfax Financial Holdings in a $4.7
Billion deal.
Fairfax Financial Holdings, an insurance-cum-investment company that Watsa
founded in 1985, went on to become Canada’s most profitable company in 2008
.
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