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Indian-origin executive Parag Agrawal is new CEO of Twitter after Jack Dorsey steps down

New York, November 29

Indian-origin technology executive Parag Agrawal has been appointed as the new CEO of Twitter after the social media giant’s co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down on Monday.

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

In a message posted on Twitter, Dorsey said: “After almost 16 years of having a role at our companyhellip; from co-founder to CEO to Chair to Exec Chair to interim-CEO to CEOhellip; I decided it’s finally time for me to leave. Why?

“There’s a lot of talk about the importance of a company being “founder-led”.

Agrawal said in a note posted on Twitter that he is “honored and humbled” on his appointment and expressed gratitude to Dorsey’s “continued mentorship and your friendship.” An IIT Bombay and Stanford alumnus, Agrawal joined Twitter 10 years ago when there were fewer than 1,000 employees. PTI

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