New Delhi: The former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey stepped down on Monday. His position is now handed over to an Indian-American talent named ‘Parag Agrawal’. Parag is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and officially the new CEO of the microblogging platform, Twitter. It’s interesting to know that several leading technology companies in the USA are being run by Indian-origin editions. Now Parag Agrawal is added to the list.
If you are wondering who is Parag Agrawal and want to know about this Indian talent, recently praised by Elon Musk and Sundar Pichai, then read further.
Who is Parag Agrawal?
Parag Agrawal is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay who graduated in 2005. Parag Agrawal completed his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Computer Science. During his study, he worked as a research intern in AT&T Labs, Microsoft, and Yahoo! He joined Twitter as a Distinguished Software Engineer in October 2011.
He was selected as Twitter’s CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in 2018. Being a CTO, his responsibility was to handle the company’s technical strategy while overseeing AI and machine learning.
Since the joining of 10 years, he put efforts in scaling Twitter Ads systems and re-accelerating user growth by enhancing home timeline relevance.
What Jack Dorsey Said About Parag Agrawal?
not sure anyone has heard but,— jack⚡️ (@jack) November 29, 2021
I resigned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/G5tUkSSxkl
After the Twitter board selected Parag Agrawal as new CEO, Jack Dorsey left this statement,
“I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders. My trust in Parag as Twitter’s CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I’m deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It’s his time to lead”
Strip CEO, Patrick Collison also tweeted,
Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter run by CEOs who grew up in India. Wonderful to watch the amazing success of Indians in the technology world and a good reminder of the opportunity America offers to immigrants. ???????????????? (Congrats, @paraga!)— Patrick Collison (@patrickc) November 29, 2021
“Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter run by CEOs who grew up in India. Wonderful to watch the amazing success of Indians in the technology world and a good reminder of the opportunity America offers to immigrants (Congrats, @paraga!)
In response to Patrick Collison's tweet, SpaceX & Tesla CEO, Elon Musk tweeted something we all should be proud of. Here’s what he tweeted.
Parag Agrawal has become the youngest CEO in S&P 500 which was earlier held by Mark Zuckerberg.
Big Tech Run by CEOs from Indian Origin
Google: Sundar Pichai, Indian-American born in Madurai, India
Microsoft: Satya Nadella, an Indian-American who became Microsoft CEO in 2014
Adobe: Shantanu Narayan, an Indian-American who became, president, CEO, and chairman of Adobe
IBM: Arvind Krishna, an Indian-American serving as IBM CEO and Chairman
Palo Alto Networks: Nikesh Arora, an Indian-American who was appointed as CEO and Chairman of Palo Alto Networks