Shantanu Narayen

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy. As Adobe CEO, this core belief drove Shantanu and his leadership team’s successful transformation of Adobe, moving its creative software franchise from the desktop to the cloud, while creating and leading the explosive digital marketing category. He is passionate about building and empowering teams to drive product innovation and scale Adobe’s business globally, while advancing the company as a respected global brand and corporate citizen. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Shantanu has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, a master’s degree in computer science, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is a board member of Pfizer, and Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. Shantanu was named one of the World’s Best CEOs by Barron’s in 2019, the fourth consecutive year he's received the honor, and was ranked as a Top CEO by Glassdoor in 2019. 

If Shantanu were not at Adobe, he would be a professional golfer.

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Adobe & Microsoft CEOs Talk Transformation, Accessibility, and the Future of Enterprise

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen hosted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for a far reaching conversation at Summit 2019.  The two CEOs discussed the power of the Adobe & Microsoft partnership, trends in technology, and the future of enterprise software.
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Adobe MAX 2018 Keynote
October 16, 2018

Adobe Summit 2019 Keynote
March 26, 2019