Who is Parag Agrawal?

Parag Agrawal

Who is Parag Agrawal?
Who is Parag Agrawal?
Parag Agrawal is an Indian-American CEO of Twitter Inc. He was elevated to the post after Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down in November 2021. In the past, Agarwal was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the social media firm. He is the youngest CEO leading a Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 company and is also part of a select group of CEOs of Indian origin heading technology companies in the US.
 

Early life and education

Parag Agrawal was born in Maharashtra. His mother is a retired school teacher and his father was employed in the atomic energy sector. Agrawal studied at the Atomic Energy Central School in Mumbai. He completed his B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay (IIT Bombay) in 2005. 
 
Later, he moved to the United States and joined Twitter in 2011 while still pursuing his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in California.
 

Parag Agrawal's career

Parag Agrawal joined Twitter as a Distinguished Software Engineer and was elevated as chief technology officer in 2017. Agrawal joined Twitter at a time when the company had fewer than 1,000 employees. 
 
He worked on boosting audience growth and revenue. According to his LinkedIn profile, he has also worked with AT&T Labs Inc, Microsoft and Yahoo!. 
 
As a CTO, Agrawal managed Twitter's technical strategy and was responsible for improving the pace of software development, while advancing the use of machine learning across the company.
 

Project Bluesky

Since December 2019, Parag has been working on Project Bluesky, an independent team of open source architects, engineers and designers to combat abusive and misleading information on Twitter. 

Latest Updates on Parag Agrawal

Ex-Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal raises $30 million for new AI startup

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 10 2024 | 10:19 AM IST
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Ex-Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal reveals DOJ probe in pursuit of legal fees

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2 min read Last Updated :Nov 01 2022 | 12:36 PM IST
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'Bird is freed': Musk takes over Twitter, fires CEO Parag Agrawal

4 min read Last Updated :Oct 29 2022 | 12:19 AM IST
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3 min read Last Updated :Oct 28 2022 | 12:41 PM IST
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Elon Musk to replace Parag Agrawal as Twitter CEO, reverse life bans

4 min read Last Updated :Oct 28 2022 | 11:53 AM IST
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Parag Agrawal never put his foot down against Elon Musk on Twitter

4 min read Last Updated :Oct 28 2022 | 11:24 AM IST
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Top Twitter execs to take home $88 mn, Parag Agrawal richer by $38.7 mn

2 min read Last Updated :Oct 28 2022 | 11:25 AM IST
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Top Headlines: Musk takes over Twitter, IDBI Bank's stake sale, and more

3 min read Last Updated :Oct 28 2022 | 8:03 AM IST
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Musk takes control of Twitter, fires top execs, including Parag Agrawal

5 min read Last Updated :Oct 28 2022 | 12:57 PM IST
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Twitter CEO among top executives departing as Elon Musk takes over

3 min read Last Updated :Oct 28 2022 | 7:18 AM IST
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Twitter ordered whistle-blower to destroy evidence, claims Elon Musk

4 min read Last Updated :Oct 11 2022 | 10:43 PM IST
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2 min read Last Updated :Sep 27 2022 | 7:59 AM IST
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2 min read Last Updated :Aug 25 2022 | 7:14 PM IST
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Twitter CEO tells staff whistleblower's claims are 'inaccurate' at meeting

1 min read Last Updated :Aug 24 2022 | 11:31 PM IST
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Twitter dismisses Elon Musk's bots complaints 'irrelevant sideshow'

2 min read Last Updated :Jul 19 2022 | 7:29 AM IST
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Elon Musk sent warning text to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal: Reports

3 min read Last Updated :Jul 17 2022 | 9:38 AM IST
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Musk seeks Twitter trial in 2023, Agrawal wants 4 days to prove him wrong

2 min read Last Updated :Jul 16 2022 | 12:58 PM IST
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Twitter shares slide 6% after Elon Musk's $44-bn deal falls apart

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