Two Women among 25 Highest Paid Indian-American Executives

Sona Chawla

BOSTON (TIP): Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of Google, and General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani are the two highest-paid Indian-American executives in the United States, earning a whopping $100.50 million and $39.25 million respectively, according to a report released by the IndUS Business Journal.

“Two top-ranking women also grace the list of the highest-paid Indian-American executives,” said Upendra Mishra, publisher of the IndUS Business Journal. “We hope that the number of women-led businesses increases in the near future. However, it is still exciting to see that there are at least two women in this top list.”

Indra NooyiThe two women in the list are: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who made $22.19 million, and Sona Chawla, Chief Operating Officer of Kohl’s Corp., who made $10.69 million. The list is based on the total compensation in 2015, including base salary, bonus, incentives and stock award value. The report is compiled based on public documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, public records and news reports.

Here is the list ranked by total compensation in 2015:

Rank: 1
Sundar Pichai
Title: CEO
Company: Google

Rank: 2
Name: Sandeep Mathrani
Title: CEO
Company: General Growth

Rank: 3
Name: Hari Ravichandran Title: CEO
Company: Endurance International Group

Rank: 4
Name: Bhavesh (Bob) Patel Title: CEO
Company: LyondellBasell Industries

Rank: 5
Name: Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi
Title: Chairman and CEO Company: PepsiCo

Rank: 6
Name: Shantanu Narayen Title: CEO
Company: Adobe Systems

Rank: 7
Name: Satya Nadela
Title: CEO
Company: Microsoft Corp.

Rank: 8
Name: Ajay Banga
Title: President and CEO Company: MasterCard

Rank: 9
Name: Pankaj Patel
Title: Executive Vice President Company: Cisco Systems

Rank: 10
Name: Varun Mehta
Title: Vice President of Engineering
Company: Nimble Storage, Inc.

Rank: 11
Name: Akhil Johri
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Company: United Technologies Corp.

Rank: 12
Name: Francisco D’Souza Title: CEO
Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Rank: 13
Name: Rajiv De Silva
Title: President and CEO Company: Endo International Plc

Rank: 14
Name: Sanjay Mehrotra
Title: President and CEO Company: SanDisk Corp.

Rank: 15
Name: Sona Chawla
Title: Chief Operating Officer Company: Kohl’s Corp.

Rank: 16
Name: Ashish Bhutani
Title: CEO
Company: Lazard Asset Management

Rank: 17
Name: Dinesh C. Paliwal Title: Chairman and CEO Company: Harman International

Rank: 18
Name: Dinesh C. Jain
Title: Chief Operating Officer Company: Spectrum Management Holding Company

Rank: 19
Name: Abhijit Y. Talwalkar Title: President and CEO Company: LSI Corp.

Rank: 20
Name: Sudhir Steven Singh Title: CEO
Company: Concur Technologies, Inc.

Rank: 21
Name: Sunit S. Patel
Title: Executive Vice President Company: Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Rank: 22
Name: Dharmesh Mehta Title: Executive Vice President Company: Weatherford International

Rank: 23
Name: Mohan R. Maheswaran Title: CEO
Company: Semtech Corp.

Rank: 24
Name: Deepak Chopra
Title: President and CEO Company: Osi Systems, Inc.

Rank: 25
Name: Vijay C. Advani
Title: CEO
Company: Franklin Resources, Inc.


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