India, known for producing some of the world’s most well-known Chief Executive Officers, is celebrating the appointment of Parag Agarwal as Twitter’s new CEO. He succeeded Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who stepped down from the position on Monday.
The 37-year-old joined Twitter in 2011, and was promoted to the post of Chief Technology Officer after a few years in 2017. A graduate of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai-born Agrawal has a PhD in computer science from Stanford University. Shortly after the announcement, Agrawal tweeted a note, saying he is excited for the future.
Indians, meanwhile, are celebrating his appointment on Twitter by recalling all Indian origin CEO’s that have made a name for themselves. Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, IBM’s Arvind Ksrishna and Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen are some of the examples.
Pichai was named CEO of Google in 2015, and later in 2019, he became the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet. In February 2014, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella was named CEO of the Redmond, Washington-based company. In January last year, Arvind Krishna was named CEO of International Business Machines Corp. Indians have been climbing the corporate ladder in global companies for many years now.