Indians continue to dominate : Parag Agrawal becomes Twitter's new CEO

30 November 2021

Parag Agrawal, an IIT Bombay alumnus has become the new CEO of micro blogging platform, Twitter. He replaces Jack Dorsey, who resigned on Monday evening.

With this he has entered the long list of Indian personlities leading Global companies, namely, Sundar Pichai (Google), Satya Nadella (Microsoft) and many others.

"I am honoured and humbled. And I'm grateful for your continued mentorship and your friendship. I'm grateful for the service that you built, the culture, soul, and purpose you fostered among us and for leading the company through really significant challenges," Parag wrote in a message to Dorsey, after taking the mantle of the San Francisco-based company.

Parag Agrawal joined Twitter in October 2011 as an ads engineer and soon after held the title of the company's 'Distinguished Software Engineer'. In 2017, twitter appointed him as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Before joining twitter, he worked with major companies like AT&T, Microsoft and Yahoo. He did his graduation from IIT-Bombay and PhD in computer science from Stanford University. 

Parag Agrawal comes with a generous endorsement from Dorsey. “The board ran a rigorous process considering all options and unanimously appointed Parag. He's been my choice for some time, given how deeply he understands the company and its needs. Parag has been behind every critical decision that helped turn this company around. He's curious, probing, rational, creative, demanding, self-aware, and humble. He leads with heart and soul and is someone I learn from daily. My trust in him as our CEO is bone-deep,” Dorsey wrote in an email.  

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