Year after year, technology has become a crucial part of human lives. Revolutionary technological innovations made people’s lives easier and more comfortable. Modifications and inventions in technology lead to new large tech companies worldwide. Every sector, like financial, healthcare, and security, is supported by technology. This unbelievable technological service contributes to many tech leaders who are always keen to see the development of the tech world.
Asia is the biggest continent as an area and also by successful tech leaders worldwide. Many startups have made their presence felt with their innovative products. These Asian tech leaders inspire many younger tech entrepreneurs in Asia and the world. Their passion, exceptional ideas, and leadership qualities made them Asia’s leading technology companies and leaders.
15 Tech Leaders in Asia
- Jack Ma – Co-founder of Alibaba Group
Jack Ma, in his early life, was an English teacher. After he graduated from university, he founded his first company Haibo Translation Agency for English translation and interpretation. But now, he is the Founder of the Chinese multinational technology conglomerate Alibaba, the largest E-commerce company in China and the world. He started Alibaba.com in 1999 with 17 Co-founders in a small apartment in Eastern China. In 2020 he became the largest shareholder in Ant Group of Hong Kong. Because of its hardships and extraordinary beginnings, Alibaba is Asia’s most valuable company, with 100,000 employees. And this company is diversified into new technologies like cloud computing, AI, ML, and entertainment.
- Shiv Nadar – Founder of HCL Tech
Shiv Nadar is the Co-founder of HCL (Hindustan Company Limited), the largest software service provider company in India. He is known as the pioneer of IT services in India. Shiv Nadar started his business by making calculators and microprocessors; today, his company’s revenue is $21.9Billion. Under his guidance, HCL continued to grow for 45 years and remained the top company in the computational and IT services sector from 1976. Shiv Nadar’s most philanthropic work is for educational purposes. He is thankful for his education and scholarships early in his life. So he believes that quality education is the most vital tool for transformation in tech.
- Jensen Huang – President of Nvidia
Jensen Huang is a Taiwanese and American Business Tycoon. He is the electrical engineer and co-founder of NVidia. NVidia is an American multinational tech company. It has made huge strides in learning and entering into new techs like AI, ML, and GPU, which works act as the brain of computers. He is currently the CEO and President of NVidia company. This fantastic personality as a tech leader gave him a net worth of $12 Billion.
- Lei Jun – Founder of Xiaomi
Lei Jun is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur and Founder of a well-known most famous Smartphone manufacturing Company, Xiaomi. He founded it in April 2010, which went public on the Hong-Kong stock exchange in 2018. Lei Jun’s first success was when he sold his Joyo.com E-commerce website to Amazon for $75 million. Lei completed his degree in Computer Science and then joined the Kingsoft company and was raised as CEO of it. At the age of 40, he again entered into the game and made quality smartphones that are made in China. He is one of the tech billionaires in the world today.
- Jay Chaudhry- Founder of Zscaler
Jay Chaudhry is an Indian-American business leader. He founded the cloud security company Zscaler in 2008 and went public in 2018. Zscaler is the world’s largest security cloud company. As increasing cyber-attacks are the biggest threat to all tech companies and businesses all over the world, this security startup has become Asia’s top security service company. Jay Chaudhry’s net worth is rising impressively, which is $9.1 Billion.
- William Tanuwijaya -CEO & Co-Founder of Tokopedia
William Tanuwjaya is a leading Indonesian entrepreneur who founded Indonesia’s largest E-commerce company Tokopedia. He represented himself as one of the young Indonesian entrepreneurs at the World Economic Forum. In his early life, working as a software developer in many companies. But in 2007, he started to develop the Tokopedia E-Commerce business. Tokopedia is one of the most visited E-Commerce companies in Indonesia. These startups and enterprises by the young entrepreneurs show the strength of Asia. His net worth is about $8.5 Billion.
- Robin Li – Founder of Baidu
Robin Li is one of the leading internet entrepreneurs and co-founder of search engine Baidu. He is a software engineer and completed his degree in computer science. According to Forbes Magazine, the search engine Baidu is the world’s most famous search engine and China’s top search engine. His real-time net worth is about $7 Billion. His search engine Baidu is China’s biggest company, contributing to China’s economy at large.
- Vinod Khosla – Founder of Khosla Ventures
Vinod Khosla is an Indian-American businessman and venture capitalist. He is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems and has invested in energy, medicine, and software technology companies. His ventures are invested in emerging technologies like biomedicine and robotics. Khosla’s father is in the Indian Army. Still, as a teenager, he was attracted to entrepreneurship and technological businesses like Intel and other tech companies, which inspired him to make it a career. He completed his career in Electrical engineering, and he first found biomedical engineering in India. His Net Worth is about $5.1 Billion. And he was 2014 included in the list of Forbes 400 Richest Person in the United States.
- Eric Yuan – Founder of Zoom Video Com.
Eric Yuan is a Chinese-American tech business leader; he is the Founder of Zoom Video Communication founded in 2019. Before launching the Zoom app, he was the Manager at Video conference company Webex, Cisco. And later on, during the Corona Pandemic Zoom app became famous and most useful for online video meetings for education, business, and other purposes. According to Forbes, he is about 22% holder of his Zoom communication company and has a net worth of $4.6 Billion. Yuan was named Time Business person of the year in 2020 and is included in the 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
- Narayan Murthy- Founder of Infosys Tech
Narayan Murthy is one of the Billionaires in India by establishing Infosys, the largest technological company in India, for about 40 years. For about 30 years, he held the position of CEO at Infosys. He took his degree in Electrical Engineering and founded tech giant Infosys company in 1981, and he was the Chairman of Infosys from 2002-2011. In his early life, he worked as a research associate at IIT Ahmedabad and as a programmer. Infosys is the first Indian Company which is listed on the American Stock Exchange. His real-time net worth is about $4.4 Billion.
- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – CEO and Founder of Biocon Com.
Kiran Mazumdar is India’s richest businesswoman. She founded biotechnology known as Biocon in 1978 in Bangalore, India. In 2014 she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal for technological development contributions to science and chemistry. Her net worth is $3.1 Billion. Biocon is one of the leading Biotech companies in India and Asia. She is known as one of the most powerful women at number 68th in the world by Forbes.
- Ren Zhengfei – Founder of Huawei Tech
Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese businessman and engineer. He founded Huawei Technologies and smartphones in China and became the second largest manufacturer of smartphones. Huawei Tech is the world’s largest Telecommunication and mobile phones company founded in 1987. He invested in newly emerging tech companies. His company is now diversified into 170 countries with 180,000 employees. In 2021 his name will be included in the Forbes Global Rich list, and his net worth is about $1 Billion.
- Sundar Pichai – CEO of Google and Alphabet
Asian people always express themselves as unique and show their enormous identity in the United States and the UK. I think Sundar Pichai is one of them. He is one of the leading business executives in the world today and the CEO of large tech companies like Google and Alphabet. He completed his degree in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India. His net worth is about $1.57 Billion
- Roshni Nadar – CEO of HCL
Roshni Nadar is an Indian Billionaire woman and daughter of Shiv Nadar. She has been listed in Forbes as the most powerful woman in the world. She is the first woman listed in an IT Company in India. As the CEO of HCL Technologies, she earned a leadership experience of about 12 years. She is also an inspiring speaker with a philanthropic nature. Roshini Nadar completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Kellogg. Now she is Chief Advisor for MIT Engineering University and a member of Kellogg school of management.
- Ritesh Agarwal – Founder and CEO of OYO
Ritesh Agarwal is one of the youngest Billionaires in India and Asia. He is the Founder and CEO of OYO Rooms company. He completed his education at Indian Business and Finance School. These OYO hotel rooms are operated in about 154 cities in India, earning a monthly review of $3.5 million with 1500 employees. He is awarded the BusinessWorld Young Entrepreneur Award for founding this Global Travel Tech Company, OYO.