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Who are the founders and CEOs of popular tech companies?

CEOs and founders of popular technology companies
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Most of us know our Musks from our Bezos and our Gates from our Jobs. But who are the founders and CEOs behind a lot of the other, most popular tech companies? Who’s the CEO of Dyson? Can you name the 3 founders of Apple? We’ve pulled together a list – both of the company founders, but also the current CEO.

But first, a few notes…

  • Many companies are subsidiaries. In this case we’ve listed the parent company in brackets after the name.
  • Where a company doesn’t have a CEO we’ve listed an equivalent person with their title in brackets.
  • For simplicity we’ve removed company suffixes, such as “Inc.”.

If there any missing that you’d like to see missing, let us know in the comments below.

AcerStan Shih, Carolyn Yeh & George HuangJason Chen
AdobeJohn Warnock & Charles GeschkeShantanu Narayen
AlibabaJack MaDaniel Zhang
AmazonJeff BezosJeff Bezos
AnkerSteven YangSteven Yang
AMDJerry SandersLisa Su
AppleSteve Jobs, Steve Wozniak & Ronald WayneTim Cook
ARMJamie Urquhart, Mike Muller, Tudor Brown, Lee Smith, John Biggs, Harry Oldham, Dave Howard, Pete Harrod, Harry Meekings, Al Thomas, Andy Merritt & David SeaSimon Segars
AsusTed Hsu, M.T. Liao, Wayne Tsiah, T.H. Tung & Luca D.MJonney Shih (Chairman)
AutomatticMatt MullenwegMatt Mullenweg
Broadcom(Started as a division of HP)Tan Hock Eng
ByteDanceZhang Yiming & Liang RuboZhang Yiming
CapgeminiSerge KampfAiman Ezzat
CiscoLeonard Bosack & Sandy LernerChuck Robbins
DellMichael DellMichael Dell
DropboxDrew Houston & Arash FerdowsiDrew Houston
DysonJames DysonRoland Krueger
eBayPierre OmidyarJamie Iannone
FacebookMark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz & Chris HughesMark Zuckerberg
FoxconnTerry GouYoung Liu (Chairman and President)
Fujitsu(Started as a division of Fuji)Masami Yamamoto (Chairman)
Google (Alphabet)Larry Page & Sergey BrinSundar Pichai
Hive(Started as a division of Centrica)
HonorRen Zhengfei
HPBill Hewlett & David PackardEnrique Lores
HuaweiRen ZhengfeiRen Zhengfei
IBMCharles Ranlett FlintArvind Krishna
Instagram (Facebook)Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger
IntelGordon Moore & Robert NoycePat Gelsinger
KasperskyEugene Kaspersky, Natalya Kaspersky, Alexey De-Monderik & Vadim BogdanovEugene Kaspersky
LenovoLiu ChuanzhiYang Yuanqing
LGKoo In-hwoiKoo Kwang-mo
LogitechDaniel Borel, Pierluigi Zappacosta & Giacomo MariniBracken Darrell
McAfeeJohn McAfeePeter Leav
MicrosoftBill Gates & Paul AllenSatya Nadella
Nest (Google)Tony Fadell & Matt Rogers
NetgearPatrick LoPatrick Lo
NintendoFusajiro YamauchiShuntaro Furukawa (President)
NokiaFredrik Idestam, Leo Mechelin & Eduard PolónPekka Lundmark
NvidiaJensen Huang, Curtis Priem & Chris MalachowskyJensen Huang
OnePlusCarl Pei & Pete LauPete Lau
OppoTony ChenTony Chen
OracleLarry Ellison, Bob Miner & Ed OatesSafra Catz
PayPal (eBay)Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Yu Pan & Elon Musk
PhilipsGerard Philips & Anton PhilipsFrans van Houten
Ring (Amazon)Jamie Siminoff
SalesforceMarc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff & Frank DominguezMarc Benioff
SamsungLee Byung-chulLee Jae-yong (President)
ShopifyTobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand & Scott LakeTobias Lütke
SoftbankMasayoshi SonMasayoshi Son
SonyMasaru Ibuka & Akio MoritaKenichiro Yoshida
SpotifyDaniel Ek & Martin LorentzonDaniel Ek
SquarespaceAnthony CasalenaAnthony Casalena
TencentMa Huateng, Zhang Zhidong, Xu Chenye, Chen Yidan & Zeng LiqingMa Huateng
TeslaMartin Eberhard & Marc TarpenningElon Musk
Texas InstrumentsCecil H. Green, J. Erik Jonsson, Eugene McDermott & Patrick E. HaggertyRich Templeton
TP-LinkZhao Jianjun & Zhao JiaxingJeffrey Chao (Chairman)
Tumblr (Automattic)David Karp
TwitterJack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone & Evan WilliamsJack Dorsey
VodafoneErnest Harrison & Gerry WhentNick Read
WixAvishai Abrahami, Nadav Abrahami & Giora KaplanAvishai Abrahami
QualcommIrwin Jacobs & Andrew ViterbiCristiano Amon (Automattic)Matt Mullenweg
Yahoo (Verizon Media)Jerry Yang & David Filo
YouTube (Google)Chad Hurley, Steve Chen & Jawed KarimSusan Wojcicki
ZoomEric YuanEric Yuan

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David Artiss

Currently working for a technology company based in San Francisco, David has worked in IT for nearly 30 years. He is a keen gamer and happily admits to being a gadget nerd too.

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