Hailing from Hyderabad, Narayen is chairman, president and CEO of Adobe. He joined the company in 1998. In 2005, he was appointed as the chief operating officer (COO). Two years later he was appointed as the CEO. Under his leadership, Adobe has successfully worked on moving its popular creative software brands from desktop to cloud. It was under his leadership that Adobe went on to become a Fortune 500 company by the year 2018. In fact, he was listed as one of the world’s best CEOs in 2016 and 2017 by Barron’s magazine. This year, he also received the Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind.