Parag Agrawal appoint as a new CEO of twitter and replaced a longtime Twitter insider and a trusted co-founder “Jack Dorsey”.
Who is Parag Agrawal?
Parag Agrawal is an Indian-American technology executive, and has been Twitter’s chief executive officer since November 2021. Agarwal joined Twitter in 2011 as a prominent software engineer and became chief technology officer in 2017. He will take over from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, the longest-serving chief executive in the company’s more than 15-year history.
Agarwal, only 37 years old (currently in 2021), has not spent much time in the public eye – which will change immediately with his new role.
“I have decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to go beyond its founders,” Dorsey said in a statement, although he did not provide further details. Didn’t say why he decided to resign.
In his time as CTO, one of Agarwal’s biggest projects has been overseeing the company’s decentralized Bluesky platform, which was first announced in December 2019. As an “open and decentralized standard for social media”, it was intended that only Twitter could eventually be used. Bluesky has been one of the more dramatic ideas for the future of Twitter and one of Dorsey’s pet projects.
After a long period of radio silence, Luesky has been working even faster over the past few months: the group published its review of existing decentralized social media systems earlier this year and finally appointed cryptocurrency developer Jay Graber in charge of Blasky in August. Made it. After months of searching for product leads. Presumably, the development of Bluesky – and its potential impact on changing the foundations of the Twitter platform – is something that will continue to be a major project for Agarwal as CEO.
In addition, the newly formed Twitter crypto team, led by Tess Rennerson, which was announced in early November, also reported directly to Agarwal (although it is unclear whether his promotion This will continue to happen later). The team is also ready to work with Bluesky, who, along with Agarwal’s interest in decentralized Web3 platforms – discusses a possible direction for the future of Twitter.