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Google, Microsoft, Twitter: Desis Can't Keep Calm as Indian-origin CEO's Take Over World

Parag Agrawal, who has been with Twitter for more than a decade, has served as Chief Technology Officer since 2017. (Image Credits: Twitter/@paraga)

Parag Agrawal, who has been with Twitter for more than a decade, has served as Chief Technology Officer since 2017. (Image Credits: Twitter/@paraga)

Irish entrepreneur and Stripe CEO Patrick Collison took to Twitter to highlight the success of Indians in the world of technology after Parag Agrawal was appointed as Twitter's CEO on Monday.

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Parag Agrawal. What do these three men have in common? Well, all of them are the CEOs of leading tech companies and all of them are of Indian origin. Agrawal joined the likes of Pichai and Nadella after he became the CEO of Twitter following Jack Dorsey’s resignation on Monday. “My trust in Parag as Twitter’s CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I’m deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It’s his time to lead," said Dorsey. Agrawal, who has been with Twitter for more than a decade, has served as Chief Technology Officer since 2017. Amidst the buzz of Agrawal’s appointment, Irish entrepreneur and Stripe CEO Patrick Collison took to Twitter to highlight the success of Indians in the world of technology.

Collison said in his tweet, “Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter run by CEOs who grew up in India. Wonderful to watch the amazing success of Indians in the technology world and a good reminder of the opportunity America offers to immigrants. (Congrats, @paraga!)."

Soon, Collison’s tweet went viral with Indians reacting to it with pride and tears of joy in their eyes. Take a look.

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Taking on the new role as Twitter’s CEO, Agrawal said, “I look forward to building on everything we have accomplished under Jack’s leadership and I am incredibly energized by the opportunities ahead. By continuing to improve our execution, we will deliver tremendous value for our customers and shareholders as we reshape the future of public conversation.”

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first published:November 30, 2021, 10:56 IST