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

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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

NameDesignation
Narendra ModiPrime minister of India
Kiran Mazumdar-ShawChairman and managing director, Biocon Limited
Kunal BahlCEO, Snapdeal
Santosh DesaiCEO and managing director, Futurebrands
Anil SardanaCEO and managing director, Tata Power
M S UnnikrishnanCEO and managing director, Thermax
Anant GuptaPresident and CEO, HCL Technologies
Rekha M MenonChairman and managing director, Accenture in India

Most-viewed Indian technology professionals in 2016

NameDesignation
Rajan AnandanVice-president, Google South East Asia and India
Girish MathruboothamFounder and CEO, Freshdesk
Suman BoseCEO and managing director, Siemens Industry Software India
Manu Kumar JainIndia head, Xiaomi
Abhinav LalCo-founder and CTO, Practo
Anthony ThomasChief information officer, GE Global Growth Organisation
Harmeen MehtaGlobal CIO, Bharti Airtel

Most-viewed Indian internet professionals in 2016

NameDesignation
Shradha SharmaFounder and CEO, YourStory Media
Vijay Shekhar SharmaFounder, One97 & Paytm
Kunal ShahFounder and CEO, FreeCharge
Alok KejriwalCo-Founder and CEO, Games2win India Pvt Ltd
Sriharsha MajetyCEO and Co-Founder, Swiggy
Sameer ParwaniCEO, CouponDunia
Peyush BansalCEO, Lenskart.com
Manu AgarwalFounder and CEO, Naaptol.com

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