Awards and Honours

4 India-born CEOs on Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list

Four leading India-born CEOs including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga who delivered big in taking their companies ahead have featured in Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list topped by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Nadella has been ranked fifth among 50 global corporate heads by Fortune Magazine in its annual ‘Businessperson of the Year’ compilation, followed by CEO of Milwaukee-based maker of water heaters A O Smith Ajita Rajendra on the 34th spot, HDFC Bank’s Managing Director Aditya Puri on the 36th position and Banga on 40th.
  • Zuckerberg took home the annual honour of Businessperson of the Year, with Fortune saying his success rests on three pillars of “his unique ability to look into the future, his otherworldly consistency, and the business discipline he has nurtured in an industry quite often enamored with bright, shiny objects”.
  • The list of 50 business tycoons also includes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, 2, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, 4, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, 10, Apple CEO Tim Cook, 11, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, 15 and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, 29.

Fortune (magazine):

Fortune is a multinational business magazine, published and owned by Time Inc. and headquartered in New York City.

The publication was founded by Henry Luce in 1929. The magazine competes with Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek in the national business magazine category and distinguishes itself with long, in-depth feature articles.