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Will Padmasree Warrior win the race to be Twitter CEO?

September 04, 2015 10:41 IST
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Padmasree Warrior had quit as chief technology officer at Cisco.

After IT giants Microsoft and Google, will Twitter appoint an Indian at its helm?

According to a Bloomberg report, Twitter has been in talks with India-born Padmasree Warrior among others.

Padmasree Warrior was ranked as one of four rising stars on Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women list.

Warrior who left India with just $100 and a one-way ticket, believes a leader has to have ‘a vision of where we want to go and take bold and tough decisions’.

It has been three months since Twitter started its hunt for a new chief executive officer.

Other names doing the rounds are that of co-founder Jack Dorsey, Jim Lanzone, who joined CBS Interactive as president and CEO in 2011 and Adam Bain, president, Global Revenue & Partnerships, Twitter.

While Jack Dorsey is the interim CEO, the uncertainty in its leadership has hit the company stock which has fallen by over 20 per cent in the last 3 months. 

Padmasree Warrior had quit as chief technology officer at Cisco after a significant restructuring of top management under new CEO Chuck Robbins.

Warrior, an alumnus of the IIT-Delhi and Cornell University, was ranked 84th in this year's Forbes list of 100 Most Powerful Women in the world.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Cornell University and serves on the Gap board of directors.

During Warrior's tenure as CTO, Motorola was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States for the first time.

On 4 December 2007, she left Motorola to become CTO at Cisco Systems.

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