Meet the Indian-origin women CEOs who are leading the way for major global companies

Dec 7, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

While Indians are busy lauding Parag Agrawal for being promoted as the CEO of Twitter...

...and celebrating other Indian-origin men CEOs, let’s not forget the power of Indian women leading the workforce globally.

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Revathi Advaithi — Flex

Indian-American Advaithi, who is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Flex (earlier known as Flextronics), has worked in several other leadership positions at Honeywell and Eaton as well. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in 1990 and earned an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2005.

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Sharmistha Dubey — Match Group

Dubey joined the Match Group in 2006, which owns and operates online dating products including Tinder, Hinge and many more. She also serves on the board of directors of Match Group and Fortive Corporation. She earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1993 and then later did a Master's in Science (MS) from Ohio State University.

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Reshma Kewalramani — Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Kewalramani, who is currently the president and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, is one of the first female CEOs of a large US Biotech company. She was previously the chief medical officer and vice president of global medicines development and medical affairs at Vertex.

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Anjali Sud — Vimeo

Sud became the CEO of Vimeo, which is an online video platform, in 2017, after previously serving as General Manager and head of marketing. She also serves on the board of Dolby Laboratories and is also a designated young global leader of the World Economic Forum.

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Sonia Syngal — Gap Inc.

India-born businesswoman, Syngal, has been serving as the CEO of GAP, a worldwide clothing and accessories brand, since 2020. She got her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University in 1993 and her Master's in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University in 1995.

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Jayshree Ullal — Arista Networks

Indian-American billionaire businesswoman, who is currently the president and CEO of Arista Networks, a cloud networking company responsible for the deployment of 10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet networking. Ullal began her career with engineering and strategy positions at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Fairchild Semiconductor. Ullal became vice president of marketing at Crescendo after working for four years at Ungermann-Bass.

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Padmasree Warrior — Fable

Indian-American businesswoman, currently the founder and CEO of Fable, a curated reading platform focused on mental wellness. She is known for her leadership roles in technology firms like Cisco where she served as the CTO for seven years, and at Motorola where she was the CTO for five years.

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Priya Lakhani — Century

Founder and CEO of Century, an AI education technology company. Lekhani has been a member of the secretary of state for business, innovation and skills’ entrepreneurs’ forum and sits on the UK government’s AI council. Lekhani was awarded Business Entrepreneur of the year in 2009 and the British Empire award (OBE) in 2014.

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