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THE WEEK|October 24, 2021
Shantanu Narayen, chairman, president and CEO, Adobe
K. SUNIL THOMAS

SHANTANU NARAYEN, 58

CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CEO, ADOBE

CEO SINCE 2007

COMPANY REVENUE billion $12 AROUND

PLACE OF BIRTH HYDERABAD

EDUCATION Electronics engineering, Osmania University

Master's (computer science engineering), Bowling Green State University

MBA, University of California

CAREER Pictra (co-founder)

Silicon Graphics

Apple

Adobe (since 1998)

Pioneered the company's cloud-based subscription plan for its creative suite. Once represented India in sailing at an Asian regatta

ONE OF THE early Indians to lead a global company, Shantanu Narayen led Adobe’s shift from desktop to cloud and its expansion into the digital experiences category. In an interview, he talks about why India matters and how people are the biggest assets. Excerpts:

Q/ What big points did you discuss in the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

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