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Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen is the current CEO of Adobe Systems. Prior to this post, he held the role as the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005.
Business
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Dipak C. Jain
Dipak C. Jain is the current dean of INSEAD and the former dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Management
Ameya Pawar
Ameya Pawar (born April 22, 1980), was elected to the Chicago City Council as an Alderman of the 47th Ward of the City of Chicago in the 2011 municipal elections held on February 22, 2011 and is the first Indian - American in Chicago City Council history.
Politics
Mittali Perkins
Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and immigrated at age seven to the United States with her family. Her award-winning books for young readers include Bamboo People, Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Secret Keeper, and the First Daughter books.
Literature
Gunjan Bagla
Gunjan Bagla is an Indian-American author, blogger, businessman, and public speaker. He is the founder and managing director of Amritt Ventures,and a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs. His articles appear in Dataquest, Daily Variety, Businessworld, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and other publications in the United States and India. His book Doing Business in 21st Century India was published in 2008.
Management
Seth Godin
Seth Godin is an American entrepreneur, author and public speaker. Godin popularized the topic of permission marketing.
Management
Francis Cleetus
Francis Cleetusis an Indian-American copywriter, art director,creative director,mural painter and tech cartoonist. A member of the National Cartoonists Society of America, Francis is the creator of the tech toon ''It's Geek 2 Me''. Francis has drawn hundreds of cartoons for the Pittsburgh Tech Council's TEQ magazine, Tata Consultancy Services' @TCS magazine and other publications. He has also created award-winning ads for HP, Philips, Maker's Mark, Nike and MTV.
Entertainment
M. Night Shyamalan
Manoj Shyamalan known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born American screenwriter, film director, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending. Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and later nominated for six Academy Awards. HE later followed it up with Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008) and The Last Airbender (2010).
Entertainment
Vikas Khanna
Vikas Khanna is an award winning Michelin Starred Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, filmmaker, humanitarian and the host of the TV Show MasterChef India
Entertainment
Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American author whose debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies (1999), won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake (2003) was made into a film. She is a member of the President Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Literature
Vikram Shankar Pandit
Vikram Shankar Pandit is an Indian-born American business executive. He is widely known as the CEO of Citigroup, a position he has held since Dec 2007. He holds a B.S & M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, followed by an M.B.A & Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Business
Aravind Krishna Joshi
Aravind Krishna Joshi is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science in the computer science department of the University of Pennsylvania. Joshi defined the tree-adjoining grammar formalism which is often used in computational linguistics and natural language processing.
Academics
Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He serves as lead advisor for the WHO's Safe Surgery Saves Lives program. He is also founder and chairman of Lifebox, an international not-for-profit implementing systems and technologies to reduce surgical deaths globally. He has written three New York Times bestselling books: Complications (2002); Better (2007) and The Checklist Manifesto. He has won two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on health care, a MacArthur Award, and selection by Foreign Policy Magazine and TIME magazine as one of the world’s top 100 influential thinkers.
Medicine
K. R. Sridhar, founder and CEO of Bloom Energy.
Sridhar predicts that a $3000 box could be in every home within the next five to ten years
Technology
Anita Desai
Anita Mazumdar Desai (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, in 1978 for her novel, Fire on the Mountain.
Literature
Subra Suresh
Subra Suresh, an Indian-American Madras alumnus and academician of Indian Institutes of Technology, was inducted as National Science Foundation’s director.
Science
Neal Katyal
Law Professor Neal Katyal (34) was named among Top 40 lawyers under 40 by the `National Law Journal` in US. Katyal is the lead attorney for the alleged driver and bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, Salim Ahmed Hamdan. He`s an expert in national security law, the American Constitution and the Geneva Conventions.
Technology
Jamshed Barucha
Jamshed Bharucha is President of Cooper Union.Prior to this, he was Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University and Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Music and in the Medical School's Department of Neuroscience. Prior to Tufts he was the John Wentworth Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth College, where he received the Huntington Teaching Award.
Science
Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of Internati
Dr Prashadis an author of eleven books, most recently, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, which was chosen as the best nonfiction book of 2008 by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and won the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize.
Literature
Rajiv Shah
Rajiv “Raj” Shah is the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He was confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, making him the highest-ranking Indian American in any presidential administration.He has led USAID in efforts to provide relief to the earthquake victims in Haiti and to flood victims in Pakistan.
Politics
Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra is a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine and a prolific author of more than sixty-four books, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers. His book Peace Is the Way received the prestigious Religions and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets was awarded the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards. His latest book is War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality
Management
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