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Parag Agrawal biography: 13 things about Twitter CEO from India

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Parag Agrawal is an Indian-American technology executive born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. His father was a senior official in India’s Department of Atomic Energy while his mother was a school teacher.

Agrawal attended the Atomic Energy Central School No. 4. in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He and his wife Vineeta Agrawal have a son together.
  2. In 2000, he ranked 77th in the Joint Entrance Exam, an annual academic examination in India.
  3. In 2001, he won a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad in Turkey.
  4. In 2005, he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Powai, Mumbai with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering.
  5. From 2005 to 2012, he attended Stanford University in Stanford, California, United States where he earned his PhD in computer science.
  6. From June 2006 to September 2006, he worked for Microsoft as a researcher.
  7. From June 2007 to September 2008, he worked for Yahoo! as a researcher.
  8. From June 2009 to September 2009, he worked for Microsoft again as a researcher.
  9. From June 2010 to September 2010, he worked for AT&T Labs, Inc. as a researcher.
  10. In October 2011, he joined Twitter as a software engineer.
  11. In October 2017, he became the chief technology officer of Twitter after the departure of Adam Massinger.
  12. In December 2019, then Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey announced that he would be in charge of an independent team of open source architects, engineers and designers called Project Bluesky.
  13. He was 37 years old when Dorsey resigned from Twitter on November 29, 2021 and announced that he would be the new CEO of the company.
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