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‘Love where you work’: Here’s what the new CEO of Twitter has to say to his employees

Parag Agarwal who is currently the youngest CEO in the S&P 500, wrote his first email to his fellow employees of Twitter.

New Delhi: “Love where you work” read the first email of India-born Parag Agarwal to his fellow employees, who took over the place of Chief Executive Officer of Twitter Inc. on Monday.

Parag Agarwal succeeded the co-founder Jack Dorsey after he resigned on Monday from the position of CEO of the micro-blogging site. The 37-year-old served as a CTO for four years, where he looked after Twitter’s pursuit of blockchain and other decentralised technologies.

“Our purpose has never been more important. Our people and culture are unlike anything in the world. There is no limit to what we can do together. We recently updated out strategy to hit ambitious goals, and I believe that strategy to be bold and right. But out critical challenge is how we work to execute against it and deliver results – that’s how we’ll make Twitter the best it can be for our customers, shareholders, and for each one of you. I want you to #LoveWhereYouWork and also love how we work together for the greatest possible impact,” he wrote an email to his fellow employees.

Parag, who is currently the youngest CEO in the S&P 500, recalled his initial days when he joined the company a decade ago when there were barely 1,000 employees. He further expressed his gratitude towards Jack Dorsey for his mentorship and friendship.

“Thank you, Jack. I’m honoured and humbled. And I’m grateful for your continued mentorship and friendship,” said Parag.

“I joined this company 10 years ago when there were fewer than 1,000 employees. While, it was a decade ago, those days feel like yesterday to me…I see Twitter’s incredible impact, our continued progress, and exciting opportunities ahead of us,” the new CEO added.

Parag Agarwal did his Bachelors in Engineering in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai. For further studies, he moved to the US and secured his doctorate from Stanford University based in California.

‘Love where you work’: Here’s what the new CEO of Twitter has to say to his employees

“The world is watching us right now, even more than they have before. Lots of People are going to have lots of different views and opinions about today’s news. It is because they care about Twitter and future, and it’s a signal that the work we do here mater. Let’s show the world Twitter’s full potential,” he further said.

Before joining Twitter in 2011, Parag worked at Microsoft, AT&T, and Yahoo for a short time. In all the three previous companies, his work was mostly research-oriented. Initially, at Twitter, he worked on ad-related products but gradually shifted his focus to artificial intelligence.

Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006 and was launched in July of the same year.