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Top 10 global CEO influencers: Anand Mahindra, Sundar Pichai and 3 more Indian-origin CEOs on the list


GlobalData research has found the top CEO influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Verdict has named ten of the most influential CEOs on Twitter during Q2 2020. The list includes Anand Mahindra, Dheeraj Pandey, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, and Deepinder Goyal.

Here are the most influential CEOs on Twitter:

1. Dheeraj Pandey: Twitter followers 18,738

Dheeraj Pandey is the founder, chairman, and CEO of software development company Nutanix. He is also a board member of Adobe, a leading digital marketing and media solutions provider. He has been associated with top software companies such as Oracle where he managed and co-authored numerous distributed databases.

2. Elon Musk: Twitter followers 37,948,750

Elon Musk is an entrepreneur and industrial designer. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company. He also founded SpaceX, an aerospace and space transportation company; The Boring Company, a construction company; and Neuralink, a neurotechnology firm.

3. Tim Cook: Twitter followers 12,047,447

Tim Cook is an engineer who currently serves as the CEO of Apple Inc., a technology company. Prior to becoming the CEO in 2011, he was the COO of Apple and responsible for managing the company’s supply chain and responses across countries. Tim has previously held executive roles in companies such as Compaq and Intelligent Electronics.

4. Anand Mahindra: Twitter followers 8,073,171

Anand Mahindra is an Indian businessman and the chairman of the Mahindra Group. The company started as a steel trading business to grow into a multinational conglomerate operating across industries such as real estate, automotive, and information technology. Anand is also on the board of Invest India, an agency established by the government to showcase investment opportunities in the country.

5. Jack Dorsey: Twitter followers: 4,771,873

Jack Dorsey is a technology entrepreneur and the CEO of Twitter. He is also the CEO of Square, a payments company he co-created with Jim McKelvey. Prior to becoming a technology entrepreneur, Jack was a certified masseur and was interested in the field of fashion design.

6. Sundar Pichai: Twitter followers 3,146,150

Sundar Pichai is a businessman and the CEO of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google, a technology company. Prior to Google, he worked on various innovation efforts for Google’s consumer products. He was also associated with companies such as Applied Materials and McKinsey.

7. Satya Nadella: Twitter followers 2,269,571

Satya Nadella is the CEO of Microsoft, a technology company headquartered in Washington. Before becoming the CEO, Nadella undertook various leadership roles within the company. Nadella was part of the technology team Sun Microsystems, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, a software company, prior to joining Microsoft.

8. Marc Benioff: Twitter followers 1,031,753

Marc Benioff is an entrepreneur who currently serves as the chairman and CEO of Salesforce, a cloud-based software company. He specialises in areas such as corporate social responsibility and information technology. Prior to Salesforce, Benoiff served as senior vice president of Oracle Corporation.

9. Michael Dell: Twitter followers 657,335

Michael Dell is a businessman and philanthropist. He currently serves as the CEO and chairman of Dell Technologies, a computer technology company. Michael has held leadership roles in the past and was the chairman for VMware, a software company, prior to founding Dell.

10. Deepinder Goyal: Twitter followers: 437,939

Deepinder Goyal is the founder and CEO of Zomato, an online food delivery start-up. He founded the company with his friend in 2008. Prior to Zomato, he worked with Bain and Company as a management consultant.

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