Twitter Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal, an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), will take over from Jack Dorsey as the CEO of the Twitter in 2022. Dorsey had announced his resignation in a surprise tweet on Monday evening.
“Deep gratitude for Jack and our entire team, and so much excitement for the future. Here’s the note I sent to the company. Thank you all for your trust and support,” Agrawal tweeted.
Soon after this news became viral, a discussion on how the CEOs of some of the biggest companies are Indian-born. Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said that the US benefits greatly from India's talent. Musk was reverting to a tweet by Stripe CEO Patrick Collison.
"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, Parag Agrawal)," Collison wrote. Musk then tweeted, “USA benefits greatly from Indian talent!”
Google and Alphabet CEO Sunder Pichai also congratulated Parag Agarwal and Bret Taylor for taking up new roles as Twitter CEO and Board Chair respectively. “Wishing you the very best ahead Jack, and congrats Parag and Bret- excited for Twitter’s future!,” Pichai tweeted.
Mahindra Group chairperson and Padma awardee Anand Mahindra also took to Twitter to express his happiness. Mahindra tweeted, “This is one pandemic that we are happy and proud to say originated in India. It’s the Indian CEO virus….. No vaccine against it. ”
Congress leader Milind Deora, author and marketing expert Suhel Seth, Working President of TRS KT Rama Rao, actor Anupam Kher, SuperSafSpeaks podcast host Safwan AhmedMia and Dogecoin creator Shibetoshi Nakamoto also congratulated Agrawal on being appointed as the Twitter CEO.
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