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Saturday, November 3, 2012

10 most liked Ceos in the Tech world 11-03

Bangalore: CEOs are at helm of company processes— as administrative in charge of total management of the organization, the post seeks to call tough decisions, which may result in tough working environment. So CEOs who maintained subtle balance between tough calls and employee acceptance of their ways, made it to this list of 10 most liked tech CEOs. The list is compiled by rediff business, on the basis of Glassdoor, a career review and rating site, on surveying employees at the top tech companies to the approval ratings of their respective chiefs.

#2 Paul Jacobs

Company: Qualcomm

Approval rating: 95 per cent

Global rank: 2

Paul E. Jacobs has been Chief Executive Officer of the company since July 2005. Previously he served as Group President of Qualcomm Wireless and Internet Group, and started as an engineer in the wireless technology development group.

#1 Tim Cook

Company: Apple

Approval rating: 97 per cent

Global rank: 1

Timothy D "Tim" Cook is the chief executive officer of Apple Inc. He joined Apple in March 1998 as SVP, later served as EVP, and COO until he succeeded Steve Jobs up on his resignation on August 24, 2011.

Despite the fact that Cook is constantly measured against the legend Steve Jobs, in an interview with AllThingsD, he said “"I've never felt the weight of trying to be Steve. It's not who I am, and it's not my goal in life."

Fortune’s Lashinsky, senior editor and Author of the book Inside Apple  also noted that, unlike Jobs, Cook sometimes sits down with employees at lunchtime, highlighting the contrasting personalities of Cook and Jobs, Jobs who fired employees on site even for small incompetence.

#4 Paul Otellini

Company: Intel

Approval rating: 93 per cent

Global ranking: 4

Paul Otellini is current president and chief executive officer of Intel. He is also on the board of directors of Google. Otellini joined the company in 1974, and from 1998 to 2002 he was executive vice president and general manager of Intel Architecture Group.

Under Otellini, the company has been listed in 100 best companies to work for, as published by Forbes in 2012.

#3 Larry Page

Company: Google

Approval rating: 94 per cent

Global ranking: 3

Lawrence "Larry" Page is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.  On April 4, 2011, he took on the role of chief executive officer of Google, replacing Eric Schmidt.

Under Page, Google became famous for the perks it offers to its employees. Free food, healthcare, good pay check, gym and recently Google had gone a mile ahead to help its employees live a healthy life style by helping them to quit smoking.

#6 Joe Tucci

Company: EMC

Approval rating: 86 per cent

Global ranking: 6

Joseph Tucci, popular as Tucci, is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation. Tucci has been EMC's Chairman since January 2006 and President and CEO since January 2001, one year after he joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously Tucci directed the financial and operational rebirth of Wang Laboratories during six years as its Chairman and CEO.

Tucci has led the Company to continued market gains and sustained double digit growth.

#5 Paul Maritz

Company: VMWare

Approval rating: 90 per cent

Global ranking: 5

Paul Maritz was CEO of VMware Corporation from July 8, 2008 to September 1, 2012. He is succeeded by Pat Gelsinger as CEO.  He moved to EMC as chief strategist, a parent company of VMware, which has 80 percent stakes in the company. Previously he was a senior executive at Microsoft.

#8 Larry Ellison

Company: Oracle

Approval rating: 81 per cent

Global ranking: 8

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's leading enterprise software companies.

#7 Dan Hesse

Company: Sprint Nextel

Approval rating: 85 per cent

Last year: 77 per cent

Global ranking: 7

Daniel R. Hesse became CEO of Sprint Nextel on December 17, 2007. He is also a spokesperson and voice in Sprint’s “Simply Everything” commercial. He spent 23 years at AT&T where he started out as an intern. From March 2000 to June 2004 he was CEO and chairman of Terabeam Corporation. In June 2005 Hesse joined Sprint and oversaw the spinoff of its landline service.

#10 Jeff Bezos

Company: Amazon

Approval rating: 79 per cent

Global ranking: 10

Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos is the founder, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Bezos founded in a garage, leaving the well paying job at New York City hedge fund. He wanted to make it big on rapid growth in internet and Supreme Court ruling that online retailers don't have to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence, and he did made it big. 

#9 Meg Whitman

Company: Hewlett-Packard

Approval rating: 80 per cent

Global ranking: 9

Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard. Previously she served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company where she was vice president of strategic planning throughout the 1980s.

In the 1990s, she served as an executive for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay from 1998 to 2008. She oversaw expansion of the company over her 10 years presence. The company grew from 30 employees and $4 million annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion annual revenue.

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