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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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Vijay Govindarajan
Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business and founding director of Tuck's Center for Global Leadership. He is also the faculty co-director for Global Leadership 2020. Govindarajan is a prolific writer and keynote speaker.
Economics
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
Kal Penn
Kalpen Suresh Modi best known by his stage name Kal Penn, is an American film and television actor, producer, and civil servant and a son of Gujarati immigrants. As an actor, he is known for his roles in the television program House and Harold and Kumar comedy films. He also played a major role in the film The Namesake. Penn has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting lecturer in the Cinema Studies Program. For a brief period during 209-2010 her served in the Obama administration as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Entertainment
Padmalakshmi
Padma Parvati Lakshmi is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, model and television host. Her cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
Entertainment
Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar
Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar is an Indian mathematician known for his contributions to algebraic geometry. He currently holds the Marshall distinguished professor of mathematics chair at Purdue University. He is known for Abhyankar's conjecture of finite group theory.
Science
Chitra Ganesh
Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art.Ganesh’s work has been exhibited widely at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Asia Society, Bronx Museum of Art, Exit Art, White Columns, Momenta Art, and Apex Art in New York. She has also conducted international exhibitions.
Art
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; - best known as CNN's chief medical correspondent
Medicine
Aneesh Paul Chopra,the first American Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States (CTO).
Aneesh Chopra has been the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy
Politics
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
Nina Davuluri
Nina Davuluri (born April 20, 1989) is Miss New York 2013, Miss America 2014, and the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America.
Entertainment
Krish Dhanam
Krish Dhanam is a recognized expert in the field of human engineering and human development. He is the author of ‘The American Dream from an Indian Heart’ and contributing author to ‘Top Performance’ written by Zig Ziglar. His current assignments include functioning as Vice President of Consulting and Business Development for Ziglar True Performance and Co-founder of Krish Dhanam Training International.
Management
Vivek Wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished visiting scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University.
Academics
Neel Kashkari
Neel T. Kashkari was the Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability in the United States Department of the Treasury. While in this role, he led the Office of Financial Stability, the office set up to buy troubled financial assets from U.S. financial firms under the $700 billion U.S. Government Troubled Asset Relief Program
Business
Aruna Miller
Aruna Miller is an American politician who is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Politics
Subhash Khot
Subhash Khot ('99),an Indian-American theoretical computer scientist, best known for his "Unique Games Conjecture", has received the prestigious National Science Foundation's (NSF) $500,000 Alan T. Waterman Award for tackling some of the most challenging computational problems.
Technology
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
Rakesh Khurana
Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School. After finishing his doctorate, Rakesh taught at the MIT Sloan School of Managemen and later at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on managerial labor markets and the processes by which elites are selected and socialized. He is a prolific writer and thinker and has received awards at the highest level for his writings. He and Nitin Nohria are working with the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create a business oath, like the MBA Oath, that might be used globally.
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
Preet Bharara
Preetinder S. Bharara known as Preet Bharara, is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara has been engaged in a number of high-profile corruption cases including the one of insider trading against that of Rajat Gupta, former McKinsey head and a former Goldman Sachs director. He has made it to the cover of the prestigious Time magazine for his crusade against Wall Street corruption and irregularities, including insider trading.
Law
Balamurali Ambati
Balamurali Ambati is a Tamil-American ophthalmologist, educator, and researcher, currently working at the University of Utah. In 1995, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's youngest doctor, at the age of seventeen
Medicine
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