In its recent list called the '40 Under 40', Fortune magazine has named four individuals of India-origin, including three women, among 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40. Instagram Cofounder and CEO Kevin Systrom and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, both 34, are tied for first place on the list.
The four Indian-origin individuals include:
Dhivya Suryadevara (4th Spot)
Fortune said that the 39 year-old Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the US' largest automaker, General Motors made history when it was announced she would become GM's first female CFO later this year, as it made the auto giant one of only two Fortune 500 companies led by a female CEO and CFO (the other being the chocolate giant Hershey's).
Anjali Sud (14th Spot)
The CEO of Vimeo, Sud, who is 34 years old, joined video-sharing website Vimeo as head of marketing in 2014 and was last year named CEO. She is charged with focusing Vimeo as a cloud-based platform for video creation, distribution, and monetization, targeting individuals and small- to medium-size businesses.
Baiju Bhatt (24th Spot)
Bhatt, 33 cofounded financial services company Robinhood with Vlad Tenev in 2013 as an "egalitarian challenge to old guard brokerage houses. Five years later, it has shot to a valuation of $5.6 billion." This year the company added Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to the trading mix and now hope to build Robinhood into a full-blown digital bank, Fortune said.
Anu Duggal (32th Spot)
Duggal, 39, launched 'Female Founders Fund' in 2014 as a seed-stage venture fund to invest in female-led technology companies. She had initially raised five million dollars and by May of this year, she closed $27 million for her second early-stage fund, with a roster of limited partners including philanthropist Melinda Gates, Fortune said.
For the first time ever, Fortune also assembled a "supplementary honour roll" of the most impressive, young superstars who are transforming business at the leading edge of finance and technology. These also include individuals of Indian origin.
The 'Ledger 40 Under 40' shines a light on the pioneers building some of the world's fastest-growing businesses. It includes Senior Vice President of Product at real-time currency exchange and remittance network Ripple, 39-year old Asheesh Birla, digital currency wallet and platform Coinbase's Chief technology officer Balaji Srinivasan, Director of MIT Digital Currency Initiative Neha Narula and Coinbase's Vice President of operations Tina Bhatnagar.
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