(Clockwise from top left): Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (Eric Piermont | AFP | Getty Images); Hari Sreenivasan. (Getty Images); Author Bharati Mukherjee. (UC Berkeley); and Vikram Malhotra. (Carnegie.org)
Google CEO Sunder Pichai and three other Indian Americans are among 42 honored with this year’s prestigious “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award, writes Lalit K. Jha. – @Siliconeer #Siliconeer #GreatImmigrantAward #SundarPichai #Google #BharatiMukherjee #HariSreenivasan #PBS #McKinseyCo #PBSNewsHour #NationalBookCriticsCircle #VikramMalhotra @hari
The other three Indian Americans are Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior correspondent, PBS NewsHour, Vikram Malhotra Chairman of the Americas, McKinsey & Company, and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Bharati Mukherjee.
The annual award of the Carnegie Corporation was presented to them at an event in New York, June 30.
For 2016, the Corporation named 42 honorees, who represent some 30 different countries of origin, a wide range of personal immigration stories, and inspiring professional accomplishments.
“These accomplished Americans are immigrants like our forefathers, who founded this nation of nations,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York.
“They are representative of the millions of immigrants who have come to the United States for economic opportunity, education, political or religious asylum, security, or reunification with families and relatives. They, like all Americans, share a common faith in this country,” he said.
Pakistani American Shaiza Rizavi partner, Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co is also among the list of awardees.