Patel, Nooyi and Nadella among highest-paid CEOs

New Delhi,  April 29 (CINEWS): High-powered executives of Indian origin in the United States like Indira Nooyi, Bhavesh Patel and Satya Nadella made it to the list of 100 highest-paid CEOs in the world, according to data made available by compiled by Equilar.nooy-nadella

LyondellBasell Industries CEO Bhavesh Patel was named  sixth on the list with an annual  compensation package of $24.5 million.   PepsiCo’s Indira Nooyi was also ranked very high – at the eighth position – with annual compensation of $22.2 million.

Equilar said that the median pay for CEOs was $14.5 million in fiscal year 2015, registering a growth of  three percent from 2014.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came in at the 26th position in the top 100 CEOs of the World list with a pay cheque of $18.3 million. Oracle’s Mark V. Hurd and Safra A. Catz topped the 100 highest paid global CEOs list with a total compensation of $53.2 million each.

Robert A. Iger of Walt Disney ($43.5 million), David M. Cote of Honeywell International ($33.1 million), General Electric’s Jeffrey R. Immelt ($26.4 million), Randall L. Stephenson of AT&T ($22.4 million), Rupert Murdoch of Twenty-First Century Fox ($22.2 million) and James P. Gorman of Morgan Stanley ($22 million) made up the top 10 leaders in the list.

There were eight women CEOs on the list. “Median compensation for these eight women was $20 million in 2015, while average pay was $22.7 million,” said Equilar.


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