New York: Indian American Shantanu Narayen has been appointed as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Adobe System Incorporated replacing Bruce Chizen.
Narayen, currently president and chief operating officer, will take over his new responsibility from 1 December and also join the board of directors of the company.
The 43-year-old had occupied several high management positions at Apple before founding photo-sharing software company Pictra.
Narayen joined the maker of the popular Photoshop, Flash and Acrobat programmes in January 1998 as vice president and general manager of Adobe’s engineering technology group.
In January 1999, he was promoted to senior vice president, worldwide products and in March 2001 he was promoted to executive vice president, worldwide product marketing and development.
In January 2005, Narayen was made the president and chief operating officer.
Narayen holds five patents and serves on the Advisory Board of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Osmania University and master’s in business administration from the Haas School of Business.