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Twitter's New CEO: Who Is Parag Agrawal?

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Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report gets its new CEO, Parag Agrawal, after Jack Dorsey decided to step down from his position on Monday.

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Dorsey said that Parag had been behind every critical decision that helped turn the company around.

"He's curious, probing, rational, creative, demanding, self-aware, and humble," Dorsey said. "He leads with heart and soul, and is someone I learn from daily." 

"My trust in him as our CEO is bone deep," he added.

Agrawal, who joined the company as a distinguished software engineer in 2011, became chief technological officer in 2017.

Prior to joining Twitter, he had worked for Microsoft  (MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation Report, Yahoo  (YAHOO)  and AT&T Labs.

Originally from India, Agrawal completed his bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. 

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

“The world is watching us right now, even more than they have before," Agrawal said. "Let’s show the world Twitter’s full potential!”

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