Parag Agarwal has been with Twitter for almost ten years, and his remarkable performance in a number of significant breakthroughs earned him the title of CTO (Chief Technology Officer) until he was forced to take over as CEO.
Since decades, India’s contribution to the globe in domains such as Yoga, Literature, Philosophy, Ayurveda, and Technology has been recognised. However, the reality that Indians are in charge of some of the world’s most powerful corporations is still largely unknown. However, the debate has resurfaced following Twitter’s announcement that Parag Agarwal will be the company’s next CEO. This notice was sent after Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, decided to take a break and pursue other opportunities.
Parag Agarwal has been with Twitter for almost ten years, and his remarkable contributions to some significant breakthroughs earned him the title of CTO (Chief Technology Officer) until he was forced to take over as CEO. On Twitter, Jack Dorsey announced the news, lavishing praise on Parag Agarwal and stating that he was the best person to lead the firm forward. Parag also expressed gratitude for Jack’s trust in him and promised to keep it to guide Twitter to its full potential.
Early Career of Parag Agarwal
Parag Agarwal is an IIT Bombay alumnus who earned his PhD from Stanford University in the United States. During his internships at companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, and Yahoo, he gained invaluable professional experience. As a result of these experiences, he was able to realise his full potential and began working at Twitter in 2011. After 7 years on the job, he was promoted to CTO in 2018 and left a lasting impression on everyone at Twitter. Now that Jack Dorsey has opted to leave Twitter, he has put his faith in Parag to deliver in the future.
Other prominent Indian CEOs are listed below
Indians who have immigrated to the United States have earned a name for themselves on a worldwide scale. Indians’ work ethics, dedication, and intelligence, paired with the opportunity in the United States, has produced some outstanding successes in the past. We’ve gathered a list of some of these notable Indian-born personalities, as well as their current positions in major corporations.
*Microsoft’s Executive Chairman and CEO is Satya Nadella. There is no longer any need to explain Microsoft’s importance to anyone. In 2014, Nadella was named CEO of Microsoft, and in 2021, he was named Chairman. He has a long list of awards to his name for his remarkable work on critical Microsoft projects.
*The current CEO of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, is Sundar Pichai. Google is one of the most powerful corporations on the planet. In this day and age, the search engine is the go-to option for everyone, regardless of what kind of information they are seeking for. Google Chrome, Chrome OS, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Maps, Chromebook, and Android are just a few of the things he has overseen at Google since 2004. In 2016 and 2020, he was named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People.
*Adobe’s CEO is Shantanu Narayen. He rose through the ranks of Adobe to become Chairman (2017), President (2005), and CEO (2007). Adobe is one of the largest computer software companies in the world, with customers ranging from students to enterprises all around the world. Since 1998, Narayen has been at Adobe.
*Arvind Krishna, IBM’s current Chairman and CEO, has been with the company for over 30 years. One of his many great achievements is the $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, which is also the largest software acquisition ever. The hybrid cloud market could benefit from this. In 2016, Wired Magazine called him “one of the 25 visionaries shaping the future of business.”
*Palo Alto Networks’ Chairman and CEO is Nikesh Arora. IIT Banaras alumnus Nikesh is another example of a gifted man. Palo Alto Networks is a global cybersecurity company with operations in more than 150 countries. In fiscal year 2021, the company’s revenue was $4.3 billion. Other Indians hold key positions in the company. If the current situation is any indication, these could be precursors to things to come.