Internet is celebrating as Parag Agrawal, an IIT-Bombay alumnus is replacing Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder, as Twitter’s new CEO. After CEOs of Indian origin took over Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM among other majors, a new name has been added to the list.
“With pride, we present to you Parag Agrawal, an IIT-Bombay alumnus and the current CEO of Twitter. Replacing Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder and former CEO, the Indian-American has added another Indian name to the list of global business leaders.” as stated by Times of India
The whole internet went bizarre when Jack tweeted a screenshot of his resignation email that he’d written to the company. In his email, he mentioned that he trusted Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Parag Agrawal and would help him with the transition.
not sure anyone has heard but,— jack⚡️ (@jack) November 29, 2021
I resigned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/G5tUkSSxkl
In a tweet expressing his gratitude towards Jack and announcing his new post at the San Francisco-based company, Agrawal penned, “I am honoured and humbled. And I’m grateful for your continued mentorship and your friendship. I’m grateful for the service that you built, the culture, soul, and purpose you fostered among us, and for leading the company through really significant challenges.”
Read his entire tweet here:
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 💙 https://t.co/eNatG1dqH6 pic.twitter.com/liJmTbpYs1— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) November 29, 2021
Parag Agrawal studied B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay and completed his PhD from Stanford University.
No one could deny that definitely, it is a proud moment as more than half-dozen of global giants are led by India-born personalities. Netizens came forward to praise Aggarwal ad Indians, in general, to highlight how a new breed of CEOs belongs to India.
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
USA benefits greatly from Indian talent!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 29, 2021
PARAG AGRAWAL— Mangalam Maloo (@blitzkreigm) November 29, 2021
To succeed @jack as the CEO of @Twitter
Another Indian name In the ever growing list of Global business leaders 🙂
Here’s a list of the others I’ve tried to compile over the years! @paraga 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 https://t.co/u2hXA5VBb1
Parag Agrawal, another INDIAN born American has taken over as CEO of Twitter. Google. Microsoft, they lead almost everything. So much to learn from India.— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) November 29, 2021
This is one pandemic that we are happy & proud to say originated in India. It’s the Indian CEO Virus… No vaccine against it. 😊 https://t.co/Dl28r7nu0u— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 29, 2021
Indian Origin Parag Agrawal to take over as CEO of Twitter.— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) November 30, 2021
Twitter- Parag Agarwal
Google – Sundar Pichai
Microsoft – Satya Nadella
IBM – Arvind Krishna
Adobe- Shantanu Narayen
VMWare – Raghu Raghuram pic.twitter.com/zItL2C96Bn
#ParagAgrawal from IIT Bombay to take over from Jack Dorsey as #Twitter‘s CEO. Feels great to see our Desi Minds shining bright globally. Every Indian is proud of his accomplishment. Many congratulations. pic.twitter.com/9GYt9itGzN— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) November 29, 2021
GOOGLE – Sundar Pichai— Christopher Kanagaraj (@Chrissuccess) November 30, 2021
MICROSOFT – Satya Nadella
IBM – Arvind Krishna
V M WARE – Raghu Raghuram
ADOBE – Shantanu Narayen
TWITTER – Parag Agrawal
Twitter’s Parag Agrawal joins the impressive list of Indian origin professional CEOs of global tech giants. But it would be a day when Indians figure prominently as founder CEOs, when they own the innovation space and build companies. We, as a nation, need to strive to get there.— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) November 29, 2021
At IFORHER, we congratulate Parag Agrawal and wish him luck for future endeavours. We are all so proud!