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Arvind Krishna joins the league of people who have taken the Indian talent to new heights. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra was among the Twitter users who celebrated his appointment as IBM CEO. Calling it as the stunning endorsement of the managerial capabilities, Mahindra tweeted, "What a stunning endorsement of the managerial capabilities of Indian-origin managers. Satya, Sundar, Shantanu & Arvind running four US tech giants."

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai, and Adobe Systems CEO Shantanu Narayen are all Indians who have created quite a buzz in the world of technology.

Anand Mahindra said that now there is a responsibility on Indian managers to demonstrate that they can take Indian companies to the top as well. "This places a responsibility on Indian managers to demonstrate that they can take Indian companies to the top as well...! the tweet read.

Anand Mahindra followed his tweet with a joke, "On a lighter note, the next time the White House organises a conclave ot Tech Industry titans, they’ll have to ensure the snacks are Samosas & not Hamburgers..."

Some of the other jokes that followed his tweet.

57-year-old Arvind Krishna will take over charge from Ginni Rometty in April. Arvind Krishna currently leads the IBM business unit that provides the cloud and data platform on which the company’s clients build the future. His responsibilities include IBM Research, IBM Cloud, and IBM’s Security and Cognitive Applications businesses.He has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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