Why Microsoft and Everyone Else Loves Indian CEOs

There is nothing specifically Indian about empathy, humility, patience and an ability to dream. Yet it is these qualities that distinguish the "Indian club" of overachievers in global business.

With the appointment of Satya Nadella as chief executive officer, Microsoft has joined a growing club of multinational corporations run by Indian-born managers. The list includes Pepsi, Deutsche Bank, MasterCard, Adobe Systems, Diageo, London-traded consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser and semiconductor maker GlobalFoundries.

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