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Former Chief Executive Officer of Twitter
Date of Birth: 21 May 1984
Age: 39 years old
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Profession: Former Chief Executive Officer
Parag Agrawal is an Indian-American software engineer and businessman who was the CEO of Twitter, Inc. from November 2021 to October 2022. He was fired, along with three other top executives, on October 27, 2022, following Elon Musk’s purchase of the company.
Agrawal was born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Later he shifted to Mumbai. His father was a senior official in the Indian Department of Atomic Energy and his mother is a retired school teacher. He studied at Atomic Energy Central School No.4. He was a classmate of singer Shreya Ghoshal. Agrawal won a gold medal at the 2001 International Physics Olympiad held in Turkey. He earned 77th rank in the IIT Joint Entrance Exam in 2000, and Agrawal obtained his B.Tech. degree in computer science and engineering from IIT Bombay in 2005. Agrawal then moved to the United States to pursue a PhD in computer science from Stanford University under the guidance of Jennifer Widom.
Parag held leadership positions at Microsoft Research and Yahoo! Research prior to joining Twitter as a software engineer in 2011. In October 2017, Twitter announced the appointment of Agrawal as chief technology officer following the departure of Adam Massinger. In December 2019, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Agrawal would be in charge of Project Bluesky, an initiative to develop a decentralized social network protocol.
He is married to Vineeta Agrawal. She is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm. They have one son.
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