Adobe, better known as the maker of the Photoshop graphics software, the Acrobat reader and Flash browser plug-in, has named Shantanu Narayen its new CEO effective December 1.
A eight-year veteran of Adobe, Narayen is currently president and COO of the San jose, California software vendor. As COO, Narayen is currently responsible for day-to-day global operations, oversees product R&D, corporate strategy and investments as well as corporate and product marketing.
Narayen will succeed Bruce Chizen, who will serve the remainder of his term on Adobeâ€™s Board of Directors through the Spring of 2008 and continue in a strategic advisory capacity through the end of fiscal year 2008.
Before joining adobe, Narayen co-founded a digital photo sharing software firm Pictra Inc and earlier to that worked at Silicon Graphics and Apple.
Narayen holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Osmania University (Hyderabad), MS in computer sciernce from Bowling Green State University and MBA from the Haas School, UC Berkeley.