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Laxman Narasimhan Appointed New CEO of Starbucks: Things to Know About the Indian-Origin CEO

Laxman Narasimhan Appointed New CEO of Starbucks: Things to Know About the Indian-Origin CEO
Indian-origin Laxman Narasimhan appointed a new CEO of Starbucks

Indians are ruling the corporate world globally. Recently, Laxman Narasimhan appointed as a CEO of world’s leading coffeehouse chain Starbucks.

With this, he joins the list of Indian-origin CEOs in US corporate world. Earlier, he was the CEO of UK-based health & hygiene company Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC.

Laxman Narasimhan will join the Starbucks on October 1 but take the position as a CEO in April 2023. In the meantime, he will learn Starbucks reinvention strategies from company's interim CEO Howard Schultz.

Howard said about Laxman that "He is a strategic and transformational leader with deep experience in building powerful consumer brands."

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 Know About the Indian-origin Starbucks CEO Laxman Narasimhan

  • He was raised in Pune, India and did his graduation in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • After the graduation he moved to US to earn a MA degree in German and International Studies from The Lauder Institute,Pennsylvania University and MBA in Finance from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Narasimhan worked 19 years for Mckinsey till 2012, rising to the director and location manager for its New Delhi Office.
  • He joined Pepsico to work as a chief commercial officer after working at Mckinsey.
  • In 2019, he succeeded Rakesh Kapoor to become CEO of Reckitt Beckinser. The company makes disinfectant Lysol, Enfamil baby formula, Mucinex cold syrup and durex condoms.
  • As a CEO of Reckitt Beckinser, he increased the sales of its health and hygiene products and also successfully guided the company during Covid pandemic 2019. After he stepped down as a CEO, company's share fell to 4% in FTSE.
  • He also has a good command over 6 languages.
  • Laxman Narasimhan family includes his wife and two children who lives in Connecticut, USA. 

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List of Indian-Origin CEOs leading MNCs in US –

Indian talents making their mark on the global corporate world, two big tech giant companies' CEO are also Indians. Here is the full list of such CEOs:

Sundar Pichai – CEO of Google

Satya Nadella – CEO of Microsoft

Shantanu Narayen – CEO of Adobe

Parag Agrawal – CEO of Twitter

Arvind Krishna – CEO of IBM

Leena Nair – CEO of Chanel

Gunjan Shah – CEO of BATA

Raghu Raghuram – CEO of VMWare

Punit Renjen - CEO of Deloitte

CS Venkatakrishnan - CEO of Barclays

Sanjay Mehrotra - CEO of Micron Technology

Vivek Sankaran - CEO of Albertsons

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