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From Google to Twitter; 'Indian CEO Virus' grips top tech companies

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- November 30th 2021 05:16 PM -- Updated: November 30th 2021 05:33 PM
From Google to Twitter; 'Indian CEO Virus' grips top tech companies

From Google to Twitter; 'Indian CEO Virus' grips top tech companies

'Indian CEO Virus': Several Indian-origin persons are today leading some of the world's top tech companies, such as Google, Microsoft, IBM and Adobe. Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday also gave a shout out to Indian talent in America after Parag Agrawal was appointed the chief executive officer of Twitter.

From Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter, all major tech giants have one thing in common —  all are being run by Indian-origin CEOs.

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Patrick Collison wrote on Twitter, “Google, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and now Twitter run by CEOs who grew up in India. Wonderful to watch the amazing success of Indians in the technology world and a good reminder of the opportunity America offers to immigrants. (Congrats, @paraga!)”

Anand Mahindra shared Patrick Collison's tweet and wrote, “This is one pandemic that we are happy & proud to say originated in India. It’s the Indian CEO Virus… No vaccine against it.” Elon Musk replied to Patrick Collison's tweet and wrote on Twitter, “USA benefits greatly from Indian talent!”

Besides Parag Agrawal, here’s a list of top Indian Origin CEOs ruling the world

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