Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, 37, is taking “a few weeks” of paternity leave for the birth of his second child, the micro-blogging platform has confirmed.
Agrawal, who became Twitter CEO in November 2021 and is the executive sponsor of Twitter’s internal parent’s community, plans to be connected with the company’s executive team during his leave.
It’s a personal decision, and we created a parental leave program (supporting up to 20 weeks of flexible leave) that is customizable for that reason, Laura Yagerman, head of corporate communications at Twitter, told The Verge.
The company, however, has not named an interim CEO to handle the daily affairs while Agrawal is on leave.
Twitter provides a paternity leave of up to 20 weeks for any employee that becomes a new parent of a newborn child.
Earlier, Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO, took two months of paternal leave after the births of his daughters in 2015 and 2017.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian took 16 weeks of paternity leave in 2017 when his wife, tennis star Serena Williams, gave birth to their daughter.
For Agrawal, the head of a major tech company, to take leave to be with his family sets a good example, said Joelle Emerson, the co-founder, and CEO of Paradigm, according to the Post.