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From Microsoft, Google to Twitter: Meet these Indian CEOs of major tech companies
Tesla chief Elon Musk has said that USA benefits greatly from Indian talent.
The technology sector is the best example of why Indians are the best around the world. From Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter, all the major tech giants have one thing in common. They all are run by Indian-origin CEOs.
Google CEO is Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO is Satya Nadella, Adobe CEO is Shantanu Narayen, IBM CEO is Arvind Krishna, Palo Alto Networks CEO is Nikesh Arora and finally Twitter CEO is Parag Agrawal.
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In fact, reacting to the Indian-American Parag Agrawal's appointment as Twitter's new CEO, Tesla chief Elon Musk has said that "USA benefits greatly from Indian talent!". Elon Musk was replying to Stripe CEO Patrick Collison's tweet, which stated that six US tech giants now run by Indian-origin CEOs.
Company Market Cap Current CEOs
Twitter $36.5 bn Parag Agarwal (Nov 2021)
Microsoft $2520 bn Satya Nadella (Feb 2014)
Google $1950 bn Sundar Pichai (Dec 2019)
Adobe $327 bn Shantanu Narayen (Dec 2007)
IBM $106 bn Arvind Krishna (Apr 2020)
PaloAltoNet $54.3 bn Nikesh Arora (June 2018)
VM Ware $50.5 bn Raghu Raghuram (June 2021)
Micron $96.5 bn Sanjay Mehrotra (May 2017)
Market Cap Gains Since Joining
Company %Gain in MCap Current CEOs
Adobe 1245% Shantanu Narayen (Dec 2007)
Microsoft 695% Satya Nadella (Feb 2014)
Google 111% Sundar Pichai (Dec 2019)
PaloAltoNet 186% Nikesh Arora (June 2018)
Micron 184% Sanjay Mehrotra (May 2017)
"Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter are run by CEOs, who grew up in India. It is wonderful to watch the amazing success of Indians in the technology world; it is a good reminder of the opportunity America offers to immigrants. (Congrats, @paraga!)," Collison had said.
Earlier on Monday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced his departure from the company, Parag Agarwal, who was born in India, will now lead the famous micro-blogging company.
Agrawal joined Twitter in 2011 and served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) till October 2017. As CTO, he was responsible for the Company's technical strategy, leading work to improve development velocity, while advancing the state of Machine Learning across the company.
Before being appointed as the CEO, Agarwal had risen to be Twitter's first Distinguished Engineer due to his work across revenue and consumer engineering, including his impact on the re-acceleration of audience growth in 2016 and 2017.
Agarwal holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay). He attended Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School) and IIT Mumbai and followed it with a Stanford PhD.
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