Shantanu Narayen is one of the most renowned Indian American business executive with a deep knowledge in the world of technology. Shantanu is now playing the most crucial roles in one of the top multinational computer software company, Adobe Inc. At present he is active as the chairman, president, and chief executive officer (CEO). Roots of this great man are from India, as he was born and grew up in Hyderabad in a telgu family. His mother was American literature lecturer and his father owned a plastic company. His early education was from Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad and earned bachelors of engineering Osmania University in Hyderabad. Then after, he went to University of California, Berkeley, to earn master’s degree in business management, also he secured master’s degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
His career was started with a renowned company, Apple Inc. which was followed by jobs in different companies like Silicon Graphics where he was designated as director of desktop and collaboration products. Later he co-founded a company named Pictra Inc. with an innovative concept of digital photo sharing using internet. This concept gained a rapid admiration all across the world. In 1998, Narayen joined Adobe as a senior vice-president of product research department. Later on, he was promoted to executive vice president at a worldwide level. In 2007, he was designated as the CEO of Adobe with a handsome salary of $151,200,000 annually. Narayen was very innovative, and his creative ideas gave a new way to the Adobe Company to set new milestones and achieve bigger goals with digital document software franchises. A number of software has been launched by Adobe under its flagship and all of them are thriving in the software industry. He has attained a number of awards in his successful career journey and each of those represents his dedication and innovation he has shown at every step of his career.