Following the official resignation of Jack Dorsey as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter on Monday, a young Indian Technology executive named Parag Agrawal, in being saddled with the responsibility of taking charge and leading the company to its next progressive phase. ayokinews.com reports
Reacting to Jack’s resignation and his succession as Twitter’s CEO, Parag, tweeted, saying he’s “honoured and humbled” on his new executive appointment and also expressed gratitude for Jack Dorsey’s “continued mentorship and your friendship.”
Parag Agrawal’s Profile:
Parag Agrawal is an Indian Tech graduate who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and also a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
In his early days, Parag worked as a research intern for various American companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, and AT&T Labs. He later joined Twitter as a product engineer in 2011 and rose through the ranks as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company in 2018.
Being the company’s CTO, Parag was responsible for “Twitter’s technical strategy and overseeing machine learning and AI across the consumer, revenue, and science teams”.
Parag’s Response Prior To His Appointment:
Reacting to his appointment as CEO, Parag wrote on Twitter: “While it was a decade ago, those days feel like yesterday to me. I’ve walked in your shoes, I’ve seen the ups and downs, the challenges and obstacles, the wins and the mistakes. But then and now, above all else, I see Twitter’s incredible impact, our continued progress, and the exciting opportunities ahead of us.”
“Our purpose has never been more important. Our people and our culture are unlike anything in the world. There is no limit to what we can do together.
“We recently updated our strategy to hit ambitious goals, and I believe that strategy to be bold and right. But our critical challenge is how we work to execute against it and deliver results – that’s how we’ll make Twitter the best it can be for our customers, shareholders, and for each of you,” Agrawal noted.
He further stated that the world is watching closely and even more than they have before.
“Lots of people are going to have lots of different views and opinions about today’s news. It is because they care about Twitter and our future, and it’s a signal that the work we do here matters,” Agrawal added.