Shantanu Narayen at the Google I/O event in June 2012
|Native name||శాంతను నారాయణ్|
May 27, 1962|
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Residence||Palo Alto, California, US|
|Education||BE, MBA, MS|
University of California, Berkeley
Bowling Green State University
|Salary||US$17.89 million (total compensation, 2014)|
|Title||Chairman and CEO, Adobe Systems|
|Board member of||
University of California at Berkeley
Shantanu Narayen (Telugu: శాంతను నారాయణ్; born 27 May 1963) is an Indian American business executive, and the CEO of Adobe Systems, and president of the board of the Adobe Foundation. Prior to this, he had been the president and chief operating officer since 2005.
He grew up in Telugu speaking family in Hyderabad, India, the second son of a mother who taught American literature and a father who ran a plastics company. He went to Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad. Narayen earned a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from University College of Engineering, Osmania University in India, an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
He started his career at Apple. After Apple, Narayen served as director of desktop and collaboration products for Silicon Graphics, then co-founded Pictra Inc. a company that pioneered the concept of digital photo sharing over the Internet.
Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior vice-president of worldwide product research, was later promoted to executive vice president of worldwide products, and appointed to his current post in November 2007 at the age of 45.
He serves on the board of Dell Inc. and the advisory board of the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
Promotion to CEO
Honours and awards
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