Preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy. As Adobe CEO, this core belief drove Shantanu Narayen and his leadership team’s successful transformation of Adobe, moving its creative software franchise from the desktop to the cloud, while creating and leading the explosive digital marketing category. He is passionate about building and empowering teams to drive product innovation and scale Adobe’s business globally, while advancing the company as a respected global brand and corporate citizen.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, Shantanu has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, a master’s degree in computer science, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is a board member of Pfizer, and Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and was named one of the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018. If Shantanu were not at Adobe, he would be a professional golfer.