Shantanu Narayen is an Indian-American business executive and one of the famous names in the tech world. He is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Adobe Systems.

Born in 1963, engineer Shantanu Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 and served in different posts and became CEO in 2007. He is a quiet and intelligent man and heart and soul of Adobe. Along with Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella, he is rocking the science and technology field.

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Caption: Shantanu Narayen with Satya Nadella


Shantanu Narayen: Early Life

Shantanu Narayen was born on 27 May, 1963, in Hyderabad, Telangana, India to a middle-class family. His mother was a teacher and father was a plastics businessman. He studied at Hyderabad Public School and enrolled in Osmania University for engineering in electronics.

After moving to the United States, he obtained MBA and Masters in Computer Science from Berkeley University and Bowling Greeen University respectively. He lives the simple life as other Indian immigrants till then.

Narayen is married to Reni, his sweetheart from University days and the couple is blessed with two children.

Shantanu Narayen: Career

Shantanu Narayen started his professional career at Apple. Post that, he served as director of the Silicon Graphics. During this period, he co-founded Pictra Inc., a company that pioneered the concept of digital photo-sharing over the internet.

Soon after that, Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior vice-president of worldwide product research. He performed exceptionally in his job and increase his influence in the company. Later on, he was promoted to executive vice president of worldwide products.

After a few successful years, he became CEO of Adobe in 2007 at the age of 44. Due to his great enthusiasm toward work and technology, Narayen became the leader of giant tech company within a span of ten years.

He is the central figure of Adobe, making it universal to all sites and apps. He was successful in landing more than 350 deals for the company.

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Caption: Shantanu Narayen giving speech


Shantanu Narayen: Achievements and Awards

He is a superstar in the tech world and is present everywhere. He is the board member of Dell Inc, and of the University of California too. Even he served as a member of Management Advisory Board under Barack Obama.

In 2009, Brenden Wood International picked him as one of the Topgun CEOs of the world. He received International Imaging Industry Association Leadership in 2010.

Shantanu Narayen: Net Worth

Being the CEO of Adobe, Shantanu Narayen earns more than $ 20 Million per year. He makes huge money from his investment in different portfolios. He resides in a beautiful house located in Palo Alto, California and owns different luxury vehicles.