Elon Musk Praises New CEO Of Twitter – ‘USA Benefits Greatly From Indian Talent’
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday gave a shout-out to Indian talent in America after Parag Agrawal was appointed the chief executive officer of Twitter.
“USA benefits greatly from Indian talent!” Mr. Elon Musk said in a tweet.
Elon Musk was replying to a tweet on Indian-origin persons leading some of the world’s top tech companies, such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM. Tesla owner Elon Musk has heaped praises on Parag.
Mr. Agrawal, 37, is the latest Indian-origin person to head a major US-based tech company, following the likes of Google-parent Alphabet’s CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
On Monday, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced that he is resigning. He steered the social network during the tumult of Donald Trump’s presidency and survived an activist investor’s ouster bid in 2020.
Parag Agrawal takes over the rein of Twitter at a time when the company is looking to steer towards growth and away from free speech battles.
He joined Twitter in 2011 and became the Chief Technical Officer in 2017. In his message to the staff, Mr. Jack Dorsey said that Parag Agrawal has been behind every critical decision and has helped turn the company around.
“He leads with heart and soul, and is someone I learn from daily. My trust in him as our CEO is bone deep,” Mr Jack Dorsey said about Mr Parag Agrawal.
In October 2011, he joined Twitter. According to people, Agrawal has an estimated net worth of $1.52 million. Parag has worked in leadership positions at Microsoft Research and Yahoo Research.