Shantanu Narayen Biography
(CEO of Adobe)
Birthday: May 27, 1963 (Gemini)
Born In: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Shantanu Narayen is an Indian-American business executive who is currently affiliated with Adobe Systems Incorporated as the multinational software company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He also serves as the president of the board of the Adobe Foundation. Born in an affluent family in India, Narayen’s initial aspiration was to become a journalist. At his parents’ suggestion, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering and later moved to the United States, where he garnered an MBA degree and a Master of Science degree. Narayen began his professional career at Apple and played an instrumental role in the revitalization of the technology giant. In 1998, he was hired by Abode as a senior vice-president of worldwide product research. In the ensuing years, he rose through the ranks swiftly and in November 2007, was appointed to his current post. Guided by Narayen, Adobe has made a dramatic turnaround in the recent years and has become a global brand with products used by the majority of technology consumers. Besides this, he holds five patents and often attends industry and academic events across the world as a keynote speaker. In 2011, former American President Barack Obama formally accepted him as a member of his Management Advisory Board.