(CNN Business) — Parag Agrawal isn't a household name, but he could soon become one as he takes the lead at one of the world's most influential social media companies. On Monday, Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey announced he was stepping down and named Agrawal, the company's chief technology officer, as his replacement.
India-born Parag Agrawal, who has been named the chief executive officer of Twitter, is making headlines in the country of his birth as many celebrate his appointment. The 37-year-old succeeded Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who announced on Monday that he was stepping down. Mr Agrawal joined Twitter in 2011 and...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief of the social media company. Dorsey, 45, was serving as both the CEO of Twitter and Square, his digital payments company. Parag Agrawal, the company's chief technology officer, is taking over as CEO effective immediately. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping...
New Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal was thrust into the spotlight on Monday when Jack Dorsey announced he would step down from the position in a surprise decision that puts a man who once declared the company is "not to be bound by the First Amendment" in charge of the social media juggernaut.
Twitter has a new CEO: Parag Agrawal, who’ll be taking over for Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, the longest-serving chief executive in the company’s 15-plus-year history. Agrawal isn’t the most well-known of names either inside or outside of Twitter. He’s been with the company for over a decade, though, working his way up from an engineer to become its top executive (and a close friend of Dorsey’s). Agrawal first started at Twitter back in October 2011 with a focus on ad products, and he became the first recipient of the company’s “Distinguished Engineer” title. He was later appointed chief technology officer in October 2017, during which time he’s jumped in to address high-profile problems (like a large-scale password security issue) and take on some of the company’s bolder initiatives (like decentralization). But despite that long tenure, Agrawal, who is 37, hasn’t spent much time in the public eye — something that will immediately change with his new role.
New Twitter CEO Flamed for 11-Year-Old Tweet Quoting ‘Daily Show’ Joke About ‘White People and Racists’
Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, is already stirring up some pretty unhappy conservatives, who have pulled out a decade-old tweet quoting a joke made on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”. You can count the number of hours on one hand after it was announced that Jack Dorsey is stepping...
Today, 37-year-old Parag Agrawal is Twitter's CEO — the youngest among the S&P 500, edging out Mark Zuckerberg. But just 10 years ago he was an engineer at Twitter. Agrawal, who was announced as CEO after Jack Dorsey's surprise resignation on Monday, joined Twitter as a software engineer only a decade ago, in 2011. And it took him just six years to reach the C-suite as CTO. Agrawal made a name for himself by advancing the use of AI and machine-learning technology at Twitter, which helped boost the company's audience growth.
When Jack Dorsey abruptly stepped down as Twitter CEO on Monday, he handed the reins to Parag Agrawal, a software engineer who has become one of Dorsey's closest allies in shaping the social media company's future. Dorsey's trust in Agrawal as CEO "is bone deep," the outgoing chief told employees...
Twitter's eccentric co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO abruptly Monday. The new CEO is a company veteran who rose to chief technology officer. There's been a changing of the guard at Twitter. CEO Jack Dorsey, the eccentric co-founder known for his dedication to meditation, fasting and Bitcoin, has stepped down. Replacing him is a Twitter veteran few outside the company have heard of. NPR's tech correspondent Shannon Bond has more.