Nadella has been ranked fifth among 50 global corporate heads by Fortune Magazine in its annual 'Businessperson of the Year' compilation, followed by CEO of Milwaukee-based maker of water heaters A O Smith Ajita Rajendra on the 34th spot, HDFC Bank's Mana

Four leading India-produced CEOs including Microsoft's Satya Nadella in taking their companies and Mastercard's Ajay Banga who delivered big have featured in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year list.

Nadella continues to be rated fifth among 50 international corporate heads by Fortune Magazine in its yearly 'Businessperson of the Year' compilation, followed by CEO of the Milwaukee-based maker of water heaters A O Smith Ajita Rajendra on the 34th spot, HDFC Bank 's Managing Director Aditya Puri on the 36th position and Banga on 40th.

Zuckerberg took home the annual honour of Businessperson of the Year, with Fortune saying his success rests on three pillars of "his unique capability to look into the near future, his otherworldly uniformity, along with the company discipline he has nurtured in an industry fairly often enamoured with brilliant, shiny things".

The 2016 list includes "star executives with extremely varying styles and tactics, but one thing in common: They deliver, big time," Fortune said.

Fortune said since Nadella took charge in early 2014, Microsoft has been engineering a "stunning" turnaround.

"He's taken a firm focused on personal computing but showing promise in its enterprise and cloud-computing companies, and turned that equation on its head," it said.

Ballmer said Nadella "has done an excellent job enhancing awareness of the firm in techniques will enhance its plan with developers, business participants, and investors".

The US publication said Rajendra, in his four years as CEO of the maker of water heaters, has kept the company boiling, doubling profits and almost tripling the company's stock price with powerful growth in North America and China.

Under Puri, that has directed HDFC for two decades, Fortune said there'd been nothing boring about its increase, from a pipsqueak with USD 40 million in revenues to among India's largest banks with USD 5.6 billion.

A routine on lists of the most powerful and powerful business men, Banga continues to be described as truly one of the "apostles" of a post-cash world that has been "aggressive" in expanding Mastercard overseas.

The list of 50 business tycoons also comprises Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, 2, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, 4, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, 10, Apple CEO Tim Cook, 11, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, 15 and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, 29.

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