​Neal Mohan, Kalpesh Parmar & other Indian-origin CEOs heading global companies

Mar 24, 2023

By: Srishti Magan

​Indian-origin CEOs running global giants​

It’s not just tech companies, a lot of top global corporations are hiring Indian-origin CEOs. As per CNBC, 35 Indian-origin CEOs run global giants with over $1 trillion in revenue. Here’s a look at some companies where Indians hold top jobs.

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​Kalpesh Parmar: new GM, Asia of Mars Wrigley

Confectionary maker Mars Wrigley promoted India head Kalpesh Parmar to a global role as general manager, Asia on March 23. Parmar, who joined the company in January 2020, will now oversee operations across all Asia markets such as South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and others.

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​Laxman Narasimhan, Starbucks

Laxman Narasimhan took over from Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, as the CEO of the coffee giant in March 2023. Narasimhan was named incoming CEO on September 1, 2022, and took on the role two weeks earlier than planned.

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​Neal Mohan, YouTube​

Indian-American Neal Mohan took over as the new CEO of YouTube after Susan Wojcicki stepped down after a nine-year-long stint. Mohan has been the chief product officer at YouTube since 2015.

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​Rahul Roy-Chowdhary, Grammarly

Rahul Roy-Chowdhury will take over as the CEO of Grammarly, the cloud-based English writing assistant, from May 2023. Currently, he’s serving as the company’s global product head.

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​Vimal Kapur, Honeywell

Vimal Kapur, the current president and chief operating officer at Honeywell, will succeed Darius Adamczyk as the CEO on June 1, 2023. He was appointed to the Honeywell Board of Directors in March 2023.

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​Anand Selvakesari, Citigroup​

On March 22, 2023, Anand Selvakesari was appointed the chief operating officer of the US-based bank Citigroup. Selvakesari is currently the head of consumer banking operations and will be taking over the role from retiring COO Karen Peetz.

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​Raj Subramaniam, FedEx​

Originally hailing from Kerala, Raj Subramaniam is currently spearheading operations as the CEO and president of the American transport company FedEx. He took over the role in March 2022.

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​Six of the world’s top 10 CEOs of Indian origin​

Money Control reported that as per the Brand Guardianship Index 2023, six of the world’s top 10 CEOs were Indian or of Indian origin. Four of these were Indian-American — Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft ranked third; followed by Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe; Sundar Pichai, CEO Google; and Punit Renjen, former global CEO, Deloitte.

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