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Parag Agrawal Appointed as Twitter’s New CEO

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Parag Agrawal has recently taken over as Twitter CEO. Parag has a solid technical background and is comparatively less known in the tech world – a combination that Twitter was looking for to pull the company out of the current situation it is facing.

The 37-year-old does not fall in your regular celebrity CEO leagues like Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla. In fact, he is quite low profile in that sense. His last position was as Twitter’s chief technology officer for the last four years. His appointment was seen by Wall Street as a choice of someone who will focus on ushering Twitter into what’s widely seen as the internet’s next era — the metaverse.

According to CFRA Research analyst, Angelo Zino Agrawal is a ”‘safe’ pick who should be looked upon as favorably by investors, Elliott also released a statement saying Agrawal and new board chairman Bret Taylor were the “right leaders for Twitter at this pivotal moment for the company.”

Agrawal joined San Francisco-based Twitter in 2011 when it had just 1,000 employees, and has been its chief technical officer since 2017. At the end of last year, the company had a workforce of 5,500. He has worked previously at Microsoft, Yahoo, and AT&T in research roles. At Twitter, he’s worked on machine learning, revenue and consumer engineering, and helping with audience growth. He studied at Stanford and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

As CEO, Agrawal will need to step beyond the technical details and deal with the social and political issues Twitter and social media are struggling with. These include misinformation, abuse, and effects on mental health.

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