Shantanu Narayen is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Prior to his appointment as CEO in December of 2007, Narayen was Adobe’s president and COO. Previously, he held key product research and development positions within Adobe, including executive vice president of worldwide products, senior vice president of worldwide product development, and vice president and general manager of the engineering technology group.
Before joining Adobe in 1998, he was a co-founder of Pictra, Inc., an early pioneer of digital photo sharing over the Internet. Prior to that, he served as director of desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and held various senior management positions at Apple Computer, Inc.
Outside of Adobe, Narayen also serves on the Advisory Board of the Haas School of Business and is president of the board of the Adobe Foundation which funds philanthropic initiatives around the world.