POWER PROFILE

For a second year, Narendra Modi is among the most viewed Indian CEOs on LinkedIn

Quartz india
Quartz india

Narendra Modi has once again found himself among India’s most-viewed CEOs on LinkedIn.

The professional networking portal listed Modi, along with seven other CEOs, in its annual LinkedIn Power Profiles list, published on Aug. 12. Using member data from 2015 to 2016, LinkedIn listed a total of 48 most-viewed profiles across sectors such as technology, human resources, internet, finance, and marketing.

Modi’s avid use of social media might have something to do with his position. He has over 22 million followers on Twitter, 1.8 million on LinkedIn, 35 million on Facebook, and 3.7 million followers on Instagram.

“Dynamic, dedicated and determined, Narendra Modi arrives as a ray of hope in the lives of a billion Indians,” Modi’s LinkedIn profile says. He was on the same list last year as well because “CEOs steer a group of people in a direction, and as a leader, Modi is doing that for India,” according to a spokesperson for LinkedIn.

Other Indian CEOs on the list include Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Snapdeal co-founder Kunal Bahl.

Here are the lists of LinkedIn power profiles across three categories:

Most-viewed Indian CEOs on LinkedIn in 2016

Name Designation
Narendra Modi Prime minister of India
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairman and managing director, Biocon Limited
Kunal Bahl CEO, Snapdeal
Santosh Desai CEO and managing director, Futurebrands
Anil Sardana CEO and managing director, Tata Power
M S Unnikrishnan CEO and managing director, Thermax
Anant Gupta President and CEO, HCL Technologies
Rekha M Menon Chairman and managing director, Accenture in India

Most-viewed Indian technology professionals in 2016

Name Designation
Rajan Anandan Vice-president, Google South East Asia and India
Girish Mathrubootham Founder and CEO, Freshdesk
Suman Bose CEO and managing director, Siemens Industry Software India
Manu Kumar Jain India head, Xiaomi
Abhinav Lal Co-founder and CTO, Practo
Anthony Thomas Chief information officer, GE Global Growth Organisation
Harmeen Mehta Global CIO, Bharti Airtel

Most-viewed Indian internet professionals in 2016

Name Designation
Shradha Sharma Founder and CEO, YourStory Media
Vijay Shekhar Sharma Founder, One97 & Paytm
Kunal Shah Founder and CEO, FreeCharge
Alok Kejriwal Co-Founder and CEO, Games2win India Pvt Ltd
Sriharsha Majety CEO and Co-Founder, Swiggy
Sameer Parwani CEO, CouponDunia
Peyush Bansal CEO, Lenskart.com
Manu Agarwal Founder and CEO, Naaptol.com
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