Indian origin Parag Agrawal replaces Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO
Parag Agrawal, an IIT-Bombay alumnus, has taken over as Twitter’s new CEO, succeeding Jack Dorsey. Dorsey resigned this evening, and Agrawal, the company’s chief technology officer, was unanimously named CEO.
Parag Agrawal has joined the fraternity of Indian-origin Silicon Valley CEOs that includes Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella with his appointment as Twitter CEO.
Parag Agrawal earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from IIT-Bombay and his doctorate in computer science from Stanford University.
He joined Twitter as an advertisements engineer in October 2011 and quickly rose through the ranks to become the company’s Distinguished Software Engineer.
In 2018, Twitter named Parag Agrawal as its Chief Technology Officer.
He conducted research internships at AT&T, Microsoft, and Yahoo before joining Twitter.
Mr. Agrawal joins a cadre of Indian-origin Silicon Valley CEOs, including Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella, with his nomination as the company’s CEO.