Who is Parag Agrawal? 10 details to know about the new Twitter CEO

10 things to know about Parag Agrawal

Twitter CEO

Parag Agrawal was the chief technology officer (CTO) of Twitter before replacing Jack Dorsey as the CEO of the company


Born in 1984 in Rajasthan, he studied at one of the Atomic Energy Central Schools in Mumbai


After securing the 77th rank in JEE in 2000, Agrawal joined IIT Bombay, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering


He moved to the United States in 2005 to pursue a doctorate in computer science at Stanford University

Early career

He began his career in Microsoft as a researcher in 2006 and later moved to Yahoo in 2007

Software engineer at Twitter

Agrawal joined Twitter in 2011 and became a key member of the engineering team that oversaw the company’s advertising technologies

Twitter CTO

He was promoted as the CTO of Twitter in 2017, where he worked to rebuild the company’s technical infrastructure


Parag Agrawal is married to Vineeta, who is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. The couple has a 3-year-old son, Ansh

Friendship with Shreya Ghoshal

The Twitter CEO has also been friends with Indian singing sensation Shreya Ghoshal for years


He will receive an annual salary of $1 million, plus bonuses, as well as restricted stock units valued at $12.5 million