Elon Musk’s interest in CEOs of Indian descent sparks debate among netizens about nationality.
Elon Musk, the CEO of X, has taken notice of a recent viral social media post. The post featured the CEOs of more than 20 significant global corporations, all of them are of Indian descent.
Musk expressed his appreciation for the list, calling it “impressive.” The following were on the list:
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
• Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, was born in Hyderabad, India.
• Neal Mohan, CEO of YouTube, was born in Lafayette, Indiana, to an Indian-origin family.
Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, was born in Hyderabad, India.
• Ajay Banga, CEO of the World Bank Group, was born in Pune, India.
• Arvind Krishna, CEO of IBM, was born in Andhra Pradesh, India.
• Vivek Sankaran, CEO of Albertsons, was born in India.
• George Kurian, CEO of NetApp, was born in Kerala, India.
• Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
• Jayshree Ullal, CEO of Arista Networks, was born in London, England to an Indian family.
• Vasant Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to an Indian-origin family.
• Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Starbucks, was born in Pune, India.
• Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO of Micron Technology, was born in Kanpur, India.
• Flex’s CEO is Revathi Advaithi, who was born in India.
• Niraj Shah, CEO of Wayfair, was born into an Indian household.
• Chanel CEO: Leena Nair, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
• Amrapali Gan (Indian-born) was succeeded as CEO of OnlyFans in July by Keily Blair.
Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, was born in Bihar, India.
• Cognizant CEO: Ravi Kumar S -Indian-born
• Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo, was born in Michigan, USA to an Indian-origin family.
CEO of Alphabet Google 🇮🇳
CEO of Microsoft 🇮🇳
CEO of YouTube 🇮🇳
CEO of Adobe 🇮🇳
CEO of World Bank Group 🇮🇳
CEO of IBM 🇮🇳
CEO of Albertsons 🇮🇳
CEO of NetApp 🇮🇳
CEO of Palo Alto Networks 🇮🇳
CEO of Arista Networks 🇮🇳
CEO of Novartis 🇮🇳
CEO of Starbucks 🇮🇳
CEO of Micron Technology…
— World of Statistics (@stats_feed) August 26, 2023
Netizens’ perspectives differ.
Nonetheless, the post was scrutinized after X’s community notes noticed it, along with a comment stating that YouTube’s CEO is an American from Indiana. Furthermore, the CEO of Vimeo is an American from Detroit, while the CEO of Chanel has dual British-American citizenship. Netizens were divided as a result, causing them to take sides in the comments area.
“CommunityNotes, do you guys read what’s in the links you post or just post it and go?” Two of the three non-Indians you listed were born in India, while the third was the offspring of Indian immigrants. “If that doesn’t count as being Indian, then call me Martian and I own Mars,” one person responded.
Another commenter, however, disagreed with the message, claiming that nationality is decided by legal affiliation rather than birthplace. “It makes no difference if they were born in India; if they are Americans, they are Americans; that’s just how it works.” You have to point out their “ancestry” if you want to, but they’re not Indian by law.”
Who are persons of Indian ancestry?
A person of Indian descent, according to India’s Ministry of External Affairs, is someone who meets any of the following criteria:
1. A foreign citizen (other than a national of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, or Nepal) who has held an Indian passport at any time.
2. Who or either of their parents/grandparents/great grandparents was born and permanently resident in India as defined in the Government of India Act, 1935, and other territories that became part of India thereafter, provided that neither was a citizen of any of the aforementioned countries (as referred to above);
3. Who is a spouse of an Indian citizen or a PIO?