CEO – GooglePichai Sundararajan or Sundar Pichai as he is popularly known is a Tamil Brahmin (caste). Born on 12 July 1972 in a quiet, middle-class Chennai family, he worked hard in school at studies and sports and excelled at both.After securing a degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a fiancee (he proposed and was accepted by his class mate Anjali) from IIT Kharagpur, Sundar left India for studying at Stanford University which had offered him a scholarship. He then worked in Applied Materials, completed an MBA from Wharton and was a McKinsey consultant for a while.He joined Google in 2004 where he worked on the Google Toolbar and later Google Chrome and Android and distinguished himself as a brilliant tech executive. A year after Pichai was put in charge of Android, (the original founder of the technology had to make way for him), Google shipped 1 billion Android devices. He was also instrumental in the birth of Google Chrome, which displaced IE as the most popular browser.His personal ambition is to work on big problems that solve big problems in users’ lives.A rare combination of technical and business acumen and an easy-going and friendly personality has catapulted Sundar Pichai into the top spot at Google. We have no doubt that he will lead the tech giant as ably as his predecessors.Sundar Pichai lives in San Francisco with his wife and 2 children, Kavya and Kiran.Birth score – 4/5Pride score – 4/5Overall NB score – 8/10
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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
N Chandrasekaran or N Chandra as he is popularly known is a Tamil Brahmin (caste).
N Chandra was born in a typical Tam – Bram (Tamil Brahmin) family in small town Tamil Nadu in 1963. As a child, N Chandra was very studious and excelled in Mathematics.
His claim to fame begins with being appointed as one of the youngest CEOs in Tata Group – India’s largest business conglomerate. He undertook the responsibility of running India’s largest IT company and not only has he retained the numero uno position but also added value to TCS in all aspects – in employee count, revenue, earnings & market reach.
He also has the distinction of receiving honorary doctorates from several business institutions globally such as – JNTU Hyderabad, Nyenrode University Netherlands, etc. Some of the awards that N Chandra has received are – CNN – IBN Indian of the Year 2015, NDTV Business Leader of the Year, BT CEO of the Year, etc
As the CEO of TCS, he is ever smiling and ever ready to meet customers. Chandra’s leadership has redefined TCS to become a more customer centric organisation. His drive as a leader has also led to emergence of several new opportunities in the technology industry which makes TCS the market leader that it is today.
N Chandra is passionate about new technology (obviously) & books in the genres of fiction, politics & business. His other notable interest is that he is a marathon runner! Till date he has run over 8 marathons globally. No wonder TCS is one of the lead sponsors for many marathon events that happen globally. His interests also include photography and music.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife Lalitha & son Pranav.
Birth Score – 4/5
Pride Score – 4/5
An excellent beating 8/10 Notable Brahmin Score.
Chief Executive Officer – Microsoft Corporation
Satya Nadella is a Telugu Brahmin (caste).
He was born in Hyderabad in 1967. His father was an IAS Officer and was part of the National Planning Commission during 2004-09. Satya completed his Bachelors from India and followed it up with Masters in Computer Science from Milwaukee & MBA from University of Chicago.
Satya Nadella has been with Microsoft for over 20 years and been part of various cutting edge technologies including Online Services, Servers, Enterprise Databases, Cloud, etc. We believe his success at each of his appointed roles must have been outstanding. Which is why Microsoft Corporation promoted Satya to be its CEO in 2013 replacing Steve Ballmer.
Satya has his work cut out for him as Microsoft faces competition in Search, Mobile, Cloud & other emerging technologies. His recent initiative to make Windows mobile free of cost shows that Mobile is an area where Microsoft intends to be very aggressive in gaining market share.
Satya is married to Anupama and they have three kids. The Nadella family stays in Washington State, USA. In his personal life, Satya is known to be cricket fan. His success was celebrated in his village near Hyderabad.
Quite astonishingly Microsoft has had only 3 CEOs till date – Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer & now Satya Nadella. I am sure those are big boots that he has to fill in!
Birth Score – 4/5
Pride Score – 5/5
A world beating 9/10 Notable Brahmin Score.
N.R. Narayana Murthy is a Kannada Madhwa Brahmin (caste).
NRN as he is commonly known is the founder of Infosys Ltd, a $7 billion (2013) software company employing over 1,60,000 employees in India. He founded Infosys in Pune in the year 1983 and later relocated the head office to Bangalore. As on date Infosys has over 87 software development centres of which 32 are in India and the rest are outside India.
Narayana Murthy did his graduation from University of Mysore and his post graduation from IIT Kanpur. His first employer was IIM Ahmedabad as a chief systems engineer. After leaving IIM Ahmedabad he worked for quite a few years with Patni Computers Ltd.
Narayana Murthy is married to Sudha Murthy (Sudha Kulkarni). Sudha Murthy is also notable in her own accord as a social worker and an author. They have two joys, a son – Rohan & a daughter – Akshata.
Murthy has more than a dozen honours to his credit given by
Government of India – (Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan),
Government of France – (Office of Legion of Honour)
Government of United Kingdom – (Commander of the Order of British Empire), Philanthropist of the Year, Hoover Medal, Icon of India, Entrepreneur of the Year and many more.
He is on our list of Notable Brahmins as a very successful Indian Businessman who has not only created wealth for millions but done so with integrity, honesty & courage.
Birth Score – 4/5
Pride Score – 5/5
A very impressive 9/10 Notable Brahmin Score.