3 NRI CEOs on Fortune’s top business leaders list

INGENUfrancisMicrosoft’s Satya Nadella, MasterCard’s Ajay Banga and Cognizant’s Francisco D’Souza have made it to the top 50 global business leaders list in Fortune magazine.

Banga is ranked at fifth position, Francisco D’Souza at 16th rank and Nadella at 47th spot.

About Banga Fortune said that under him MasterCard has doubled profits and revenue in five years and he has been aggressively acquiring companies to build its technological edge.
Fortune said D’Souza has kept Cognizant on the cutting edge with digital services, analytics and cloud services and by expanding its health care segment. The son of an Indian diplomat D’Souza taught himself programming in high school and joined Cognizant in 1994.

Fortune’s rankings are based on metrics including financial results, stock performance, shareholder returns and each’s ratio of debt to capital.

About the list, Fortune said it is an assemblage of superstars who navigated the turmoil this year and led their companies to stellar and concrete results.