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Parag Agrawal: Twitter's new CEO steps into the limelight

Jack Dorsey's successor becomes latest Asia-born top executive in Silicon Valley

New Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, left, replaces co-founder Jack Dorsey as head of the social media platform. (Source photo by AP)

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Twitter's longtime chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal, will replace co-founder Jack Dorsey as CEO, the social media company announced Monday.

The India-born executive joins a small but growing list of CEOs of Asian descent in Silicon Valley, where Asian workers remain underrepresented at the leadership level.

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