Thursday, Apr 13, 2023
12:00am – 11:59pm

View From The Top: Shantanu Narayen

We invite current students to join us for a peer-led interview with Shantanu Narayen, chairman and CEO of Adobe.
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View From The Top is the dean’s premier speaker series where students interview well-respected leaders from around the world who share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.


Shantanu Narayen is chairman and CEO of Adobe, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world.

As CEO, Shantanu has transformed the company into an industry innovator by pioneering a cloud-based subscription model for its creative suite, establishing the global standard for digital documents, and creating and leading the explosive digital experience category. Today, he’s driving the company’s strategy to unleash creativity for all, accelerate document productivity, and power digital business.

Under Shantanu’s leadership, Adobe has achieved record revenue and industry recognition for its inclusive, innovative, and exceptional workplace, including being continuously named a “Great Place to Work” and a “Most Admired Company” by Fortune.

Shantanu has been recognized by several publications as one of the world’s leading executives, including Barron’s World’s “Best CEOs and Fortune Businessperson of the Year” lists, and named a “Top CEO” by Glassdoor based on employee feedback. He is a recipient of India’s civilian honor “Padma Shri” and the Economic Times “Global Indian of the Year” award.


This event is only open to current Stanford GSB students to attend. Students will receive an email announcement and reminders that include links to register to attend virtually.


An Interview with Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems

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