Thursday, February 2

Why so many big Silicon Valley tech companies have Indian-born bosses

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Twitter has a new CEO.

And with his appointment, Parag Agrawal has joined the dozen Indian-born tech experts who today spearhead Silicon Valley companies, some of the most influential in the world.

Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Sundar Pichai of Alphabet and the top bosses of IBM, Adobe, Palo Alto Networks, VMWare and Vimeo are all of Indian descent.

Citizens of Indian origin make up roughly the 1% of the population of Eunited states and 6% of the Silicon Valley workforce Yet they are disproportionately represented at the top.

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