Twitter has appointed distinguished engineer Parag Agrawal, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), as its Chief Technology Officer, according to an update at the microblogging site.
He takes the position most recently held by Adam Messinger, who left in late 2016, CNBC reported late on Thursday.
The appointment of Agrawal, who completed his PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 2011, was announced internally in October 2017.
Twitter also announced this week that it indends to hire a Director of Social Science in an attemept to "increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation" on its platform.
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