Anu Parthiban|Jan 17, 2022
IIT Bombay congratulates alumnus Parag Agrawal on his promotion as Twitter CEO
Parag Agarwal did his BTech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay in 2005, and joined Twitter while still pursuing his PhD at Stanford University.
MUMBAI: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on Tuesday congratulated its alumnus Parag Agrawal on his elevation as CEO of the microblogging giant Twitter.
“Congratulations to our alumnus Dr. Parag Agrawal for being appointed the new CEO of Twitter. Dr. Agrawal obtained his B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2005. He started working at Twitter in 2011 & became the CTO in 2017,” the institute tweeted.
Congratulations to our alumnus Dr. Parag Agrawal for being appointed the new CEO of Twitter. Dr. Agrawal obtained his https://t.co/KI2VMHsUbi. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2005. He started working at Twitter in 2011 & became the CTO in 2017.#iitb pic.twitter.com/A0yt37pfUR— IIT Bombay (@iitbombay) November 30, 2021
"IIT Bombay alumnus and Young Alumni Achiever Awardee (2019) paraga is the newly appointed CEO of Twitter. Before joining Twitter, he worked at Microsoft, Yahoo!, and AT&T Labs. IIT Bombay wishes him the best for his new journey!," it added.
Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay said in a statement: "The significance of an university is often judged by the collective achievements of its alumni and the glory that they bring to their alma mater. Parag Agrawal is one such alumnus that IITB is proud of. The education and the ambiance that IITB provided to Parag, not too long ago, helped in bringing out the best in him. Building on top of it with hard work and dedication, Parag has reached the top. Our congratulations to him and we hope that IITB can continue to produce such achievers."
Mumbai-born Parag's mother is a retired school teacher. His father was employed in the atomic energy sector and held senior positions there. Parag (37) studied at the Atomic Energy Central School in Mumbai. He moved to the United States in 2005. In 2011, he joined Twitter while still pursuing his PhD at Stanford University.
Twitter’s outgoing CEO Dorsey announced on Monday that Agrawal will be the company’s new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed.
(With inputs from PTI)
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