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)
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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POLITICS TO PAGE TURNER
Smriti Irani kept you hooked on to the TV screen, as an actor, and later in Parliament, as an orator. Now she has you booked, with her debut novel, a thriller
Chandrababu Naidu’s allegations of personal attacks by the YSRCP are unlikely to translate into political gains
Greenwashing solar and wind energy today could lead to heavy payback tomorrow
REPEAL AND REPAIR
Withdrawing the farm laws alone will not douse the ire against the BJP
Reviewing past progress, towards a New Journey
To understand today’s China, we must first get to know the Communist Party of China (CPC). The sixth plenary session of the 19th central committee of the CPC held recently is such a golden opportunity.
The healing touch
THE WEEK honoured hospitals that extended affordable and quality care
The Hyderpora killings are a wakeup call for the BJP
Confucius in the machine
In November, Xi Jinping moved one step closer to becoming China’s paramount leader for life. But as internal and external crises continue to threaten his hold on power, he is increasingly relying on help from China’s ideology czar—Wang Huning
By their blood
For the kin of deceased farmers, neither repeal nor recompense can make up for their loss
Karnataka - Bommi's Bitcoin Crisis
In his first big test as chief minister, Basavaraj Bommai seems to be more worried about his own partymen than the Congress
GM's Exit From India Hits a Roadblock
The long-delayed sale of its plants to a Chinese company faces local labor and political opposition
ELIZABETH DENLEY has been a student of both science and spirituality all her life. Trained as a scientist, she turned her field of inquiry and research skills to the field of meditation and spirituality after starting the Heartfulness practices in the late 80s. Here she shares some thoughts on the importance of selfacceptance.
The New Storytelling:We Are All Indigenous Global Citizens
WAKANYI HOFFMAN is a Global Education Specialist and founder of the African Folktales Project. In Part 2 of her interview with SARA BUBBER, Wakanyi shares the value of storytelling, passing down wisdom through generations, her Kikuyu culture, and how we are all indigenous global citizens.
The Vaccine's Last Mile Problem
India is racing to vaccinate its villages, including many in remote and desperately poor areas where suspicion of the government’s motives runs deep
India's Fintech Boom
A government-backed system of digital payments has set offa wave of innovation
Seeing and Believing
Manipulated images are rampant, and problematic. Adobe, the photo-editing forebearer, has a solution.
The most powerful Pro lineup ever created
THE GAME CHANGER
INSIDE DHD’S RECORD-SETTING DURAMAX
Building Community Through Education
KIRAN BIR SETHI is changing the experience of childhood in Indian cities through her education curriculum and initiatives to build healthy relationships between students and their communities. Here she is interviewed by KASHISH KALWANI.
Adobe Illustrator vs. Affinity Designer
Can the design newbie knock Adobe off its perch?