An Engineer From Pune Ruling World’s Largest Coffee Chains – Laxman Narasimhan, CEO, Starbucks

Mad4India By Venus Jasuja | 2 min read


Recently a lot of Indians have taken over senior and management roles at big corporations all around the world. One such great example is Mr Laxman Narasimhan who has recently joined this long list of Indian leading top brands. He has been named the CEO of Starbucks.

The world is highly dependent on India and Indians when it comes to the service sector, proof of the same being the fact that many major companies have the highest positions being managed by Indians now. We recently saw how Parag Agrawal became the CEO of Twitter to join this prestigious list.

The world’s largest coffee corporation, Starbucks, recently introduced Laxman Narasimhan, who is of Indian descent, as the organization’s next CEO.

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Mr Laxman Narasimhan will join Starbucks in October 2022. However, he will assume control in April 2023, in the wake of putting in a couple of months to find out about the organization and its “reevaluation” plan. Howard Schultz will resume his interim CEO duties and will serve as an advisor to Laxman Narasimhan meanwhile.

About Laxman Narasimhan

Laxman Narasimhan is an Indian-American business leader who has served as a Chief Executive Officer of Reckitt Benckiser and was beforehand the Chief Commercial Officer of PepsiCo.

Narasimhan was brought up in Pune, India. He is married and has two kids. He resides in Greenwich, Connecticut, and communicates in six dialects. Laxman Narasimhan, the Starbucks CEO who is 55 years old, has 30 years of experience working with different brands.

The Student Of Life – Laxman Narasimhan

He holds a four-year certification in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune and is an expert in the German language. He has an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.

A man of sear dedication and discipline, he gets up at 5:00 am in the morning to contemplate, meditate and work out – starting work at 7:00 am. Laxman Narasimhan is a student of life who is still learning and growing with life.

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Laxman Narasimhan & His Success Story

Narasimhan started his professional journey when he joined McKinsey and worked there for quite a long time until 2012. During his stretch at the organization, the now-55-year-old was elevated to the place of the Chief and Area Administrator for their New Delhi office.

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In 2012, Narasimhan joined PepsiCo, where he held different authorities including as Worldwide Boss Business Official, where he was liable for the organization’s drawn-out technique and computerized capacities.

He also worked as CEO of the organization’s multiple geographical units like Latin America, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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His most recent employment was with Reckitt, a company that also produces Lysol, Durex condoms, Enfamil for kids, and Mucinex cold syrup. Laxman Narasimhan, who joined the company in September 2019, is the first outside candidate to lead Reckitt since it was founded in 1999. He led the company through the pandemic and helped boost sales of its health and hygiene products.

Laxman Narasimhan brings almost 30 years of wide experience from different brands and geographies. Known for his impressive functional mastery, he has a demonstrated history of creating reason drove brands. Expanding on organizations’ chronicles, he has prevailed with regard to revitalizing the ability to follow through on future desires by going shopper-driven and advanced developments.

Laxman Narasimhan has recently motivated teams from many business sectors, both established and emerging, to execute market-driving strategies. This, along with his outstanding level of personal dedication and leadership skills, makes him qualified for the position.

The Net Worth Of Indian Origin- Laxman Narasimhan

Laxman Narasimhan, the new Starbucks CEO, stands at a net worth close to  25.9 million dollars, as of March 2022. 

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If you want to read more about Indian CEOs contributing to world giants, you should check about Parag Agrawal – An Indian leading one of the tech giants – Twitter.

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