Parag Agrawal, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, has been named Twitter’s new CEO. He graduated with a B.Tech degree in 2005.
Parag Agrawal, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, has been named Twitter’s new CEO. Agarwal earned a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science Engineering from IIT-Bombay in 2005. (CSE). IIT Bombay tweeted, “Congratulations to our alumnus Dr. Parag Agrawal on being selected as the future CEO of Twitter.”
Dr. Agrawal earned a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2005. He joined Twitter in 2011 and rose through the ranks to become CTO in 2017.”
After 16 years at the leadership of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO, announced his departure on Monday. He announced his resignation to the world on Twitter. Parag Agrawal, an IIT Bombay alumnus who was also the company’s Chief Technology Officer, succeeded Dorsey as CEO of Twitter. Agrawal hurried to Twitter on Monday evening to provide an official statement confirming the news.
On his verified Twitter account, Jack Dorsey delivered an official statement confirming his resignation. “I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I feel the company is ready to move on from its founders,” he said in a statement. As Twitter’s CEO, I have a lot of faith in Parag. During the previous ten years, his work has had a significant impact. For his brilliance, passion, and soul, I owe him a debt of appreciation. It’s now his turn to take the reins.”
“Thank you, Jack; I’m honoured and humbled by your thoughtfulness,” Parag Agrawal said on Twitter, confirming his appointment. I also value your ongoing mentoring and friendship. I appreciate the service you offered, the culture, soul, and purpose you established in us, and the fact that you led the company through some difficult times. I value our ongoing friendship and the confidence you’ve shown in me.”
Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal
Parag Agrawal is a Mumbai native. His mother is a retired schoolteacher, while his father worked in the nuclear energy business for many years, holding key positions. Parag (37) went to the Atomic Energy Central School in Mumbai. He moved to the United States of America in 2005. He joined Twitter in 2011 while still pursuing his Ph.D. at Stanford University.