A man from hyderabad who stands as an inspiration for many young minds, simplifies that working hard and smart is the only solution for success. An Indian American business executive and the CEO of Adobe Systems.
He started his career at Apple. After Apple, Narayen served as director of desktop and collaboration products for Silicon Graphics, then co-founded Pictra Inc. a company that pioneered the concept of digital photo sharing over the Internet.
Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior Vice-President of worldwide product research, was later promoted to executive vice president of worldwide products, and appointed to his current post in November 2007 at the age of 44.
He also serves on the board of Dell Inc. and the advisory board of the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
Narayen went to Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University College of Engineering, Osmania University in India, a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science in computer science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
He is the second son of a mother who taught American literature and a father who ran a plastics company. He was born and bought up in hyderabad.
Narayen is paid an annual salary of $875,000 for his role as chief executive. He was paid a total remuneration of $15.7 million in 2013. In 2009, Narayen was considered one of "The TopGun CEOs" by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency. In 2011, US President Barack Obama appointed him as a member of his Management Advisory Board.