Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer at Twitter, Jack Dorsey announced his stepping down from his post, clearing the way for 37-year-old IITian Parag Agrawal. Formally playing the role of Chief Technology Officer, Parag Agrawal took charge as Twitter CEO right away.
The 37-year-old is only the latest inclusion in a growing club of Indians holding the top-most posts at global tech companies.
Here's a list:
Parag Agrawal - Twitter
Alumnus of IIT Mumbai and Stanford University, Parag joined Twitter in 2011 and became the CEO in 2021.
Satya Nadella - Microsoft
Indian born Satya Nadella took charge from Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft in 2014. At present, he is also the chairman of the company.
Sundar Pichai - Alphabet
Madurai born, Sundar Pichai, aged 49, was appointed as the CEO of Google in 2015. He joined the company in 2004.
Shantanu Narayen - Adobe
Shantanu Narayen was appointed the CEO of Adobe in 2007. Ahead of that, he was the Chief Operating Officer for two years. He joined the firm in 1998. He was born in Hyderabad.
Arvind Krishna - IBM
Another IITian to make it to the list is Arvind Krishna, he has been the CEO of IBM since April 2020, after spending 30 years at the company. He also became the chairman in 2021.
Sanjay Mehrotra - Micron Technology
CEO of Micron Technology, Sanjay Mehrotra is the co-founder of SanDisk and served as its president until it was taken over by Western Digital.
Nikesh Arora - Palo Alto Networks
Nikesh Arora, an alumnus of Banaras Hindu University, was named CEO of Palo Alto Networks in 2018 after having worked at Google and SoftBank.
Jayshree Ullal - Arista Networks
Jayshree Ullal has been the CEO of Arista Networks since 2008. Before that, she worked with AMD and Cisco.
George Kurien - NetApp
Princeton and Stanford University alumnus George Kurien became the CEO and president of data storage firm NetApp in 2015.
Revathi Advaithi - Flex
BITS Pilani alumnus Revathi Advaithi was appointed the CEO of Flex, an American multinational electronics manufacturer, in 2019.
Anjali Sud - Vimeo
Anjali Sud, the CEO of Vimeo since 2017. She joined the company in 2014. She holds degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Business School.