Four PIOs named among 100 leading Global Thinkers

Four PIOs named among 100 leading Global Thinkers pardesi news 1459247758

Three women are among four Indian-origin persons who figure in Foreign Policy magazine’s annual list of top 100 leading Global Thinkers for generating ideas that could promise humankind a better future.

Nina Tandon, founder of Epibone, Rajan Anandan from Google, Ayesha Khanna founder of Civil Accelerator and Zainab Ghadiyali from Facebook have made it to the magazine’s seventh annual issue featuring 100 leading global thinkers.

Indian-American Ms. Nina Tandon has figured in the list for path breaking effort of healing broken bones by growing new ones. EpiBone has successfully replaced the jaw of a pig and is gearing up to start its first clinical trials, to be held within two years. He suggested procedure requires just one surgery, and reduces pain and complications.

While, the India-born Ms. Zainab Ghadiyali features for cracking the STEM ceiling. The female engineer, working at Facebook is running "wogrammers", a movement to end the "brogrammer" stereotype and highlight the technical accomplishments of their peer.  

Ms. Ayesha Khanna   has been selected in the list for "nudging woman into the corner office." Khanna is founder of Civil Accelerator, an investment fund for socially conscious enterprise, pooled resources to help women gain access to capital.

The only male representative in the list, the Srilanka-born, Mr. Rajan Anandan has effectively used his stewardship of Google in India to greatly improve technology access for the poor by successfully lobbying the Indian manufacturers to launch low-cost phones, thus assisting in bringing down the prices of the data plans, and increasing the translation of Google products into several native Indian languages. He also founded the Civic Accelerator, an investment fund for socially conscious enterprises.

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