With jack Dorsey stepping down as the Twitter CEO, Parag Agarwal has suddenly become a household name. While not much is known about the new Twitter CEO, Dorsey and others have praised him highly for his leadership skills and understanding of technology. Here are 5 things about Parag Agarwal you probably did not know.
He led Twitter’s decentralization projects
Parag has been a part of Twitter for a long time, and he was one of the key figures behind Bluesky. Bluesky is twitter’s initiative to introduce decentralization protocols to social media. Apart from that, he has been a key figure in twitter’s recent crypto innovations that include the option of tipping creators in cryptocurrencies.
He played a key role in Twitter’s migration to the cloud
For a long time, Twitter was behind other social media platforms in using cloud storage. Under the leadership of Parag as the CTO, Twitter made the move first to Google’s cloud service and then to Amazon’s.
He cares about the ethics of the business
Unlike many executives who climb the ranks ruthlessly, Parag is actually concerned about the ethics of Twitter. He has introduced provisions for correcting unethical practices on Twitter.
He climbed up the corporate ladder very past
In 2011, Parag was an engineer at Twitter. After just 6 years, he became the Chief Technological Officer. Four years from there, and he is now the CEO.
He is not a big social media user
The CEO of Twitter does not Tweet much himself. He has a very muted online presence across all social media platforms. One look at his Twitter feed will confirm this.