الرئيس التنفيذي لتويتر “جاك دورسي” يستقيل من منصبه
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as CEO of the social media platform, the company announced. He will be succeeded by Twitter’s current Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal.
Dorsey will remain on the board until his term expires in 2022.
Agrawal has been CTO since 2017 and at Twitter since 2011.
In a letter posted on his Twitter account, Dorsey said he was “really sad…yet really happy” about leaving the company and that it was his decision.
Dorsey has faced several distractions as CEO, starting with the fact that he’s also founder and CEO of the payments company Square. Critics have long complained that the arrangement has divided his attention to Twitter’s detriment.
Shares of Twitter are surging on a report that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company’s chief executive.
Twitter’s stock, which has consistently underperformed the market, jumped more than 10% at the opening bell Monday before trading was halted pending news.
CNBC first reported that Dorsey may step down soon, citing anonymous sources.
Twitter Inc. did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press early Monday. On Sunday, Dorsey sent the tweet “I love Twitter.”
Dorsey is also the top executive at Square, a financial payments company that he founded, and some big investors have openly questioned whether he can be effective leading both.
Last year, the company came to an agreement with two of those activist investors that kept Dorsey in the top job and gave a seat on the company board to Elliott Management Corp., which owned about 4% of Twitter’s stock, and another to Silver Lake.
Twitter was caught up in the heated political atmosphere leading up to the 2020 election. Former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, with Dorsey defending the move, saying the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and
Trump’s tweets after the event resulted in a risk to public safety and created an “extraordinary and untenable circumstance” for the company. Trump sued the company, along with Facebook and YouTube, in July for alleged censorship.
The early days of Twitter began with a tweet sent by Dorsey on March 21, 2006, that read “just setting up my twttr.” Twitter went through a period of robust growth during its start, but as the growth slowed the San Francisco company began tweaking its format in a bid to make it easier and more engaging to use.
Dorsey initially became Twitter CEO in 2007, but was forced out the next year. He returned to the role in 2015.
أعلن الرئيس التنفيذي لتويتر، جاك دورسي، استقالته من منصبه وتزامن مع ذلك ارتفاع في أسعار أسهم الشركة، الإثنين.
وأعلن دورسي عبر صفحته الرسمية على تويتر استقالته من منصبه بعد 16 عاما قضاها في هذا المنصب، ونشر بيانا وكتب في التغريدة: “لست متأكدا من أن أحدا قد سمع.. لكنني استقلت من تويتر”، حسب قوله.
وكتب الرئيس جاك في بيانه، بحسب CNN: “لقد قررت أن أترك تويتر لأنني أؤمن بأن الوقت قد حان للشركة لتتجاوز حقبة المؤسسين، ثقتي بباراغ كرئيس تنفيذي عميقة جدا، عمله على مدار 10 سنوات كان محوريا، أنا ممتن جدا لمهاراته ولقلبه ولروحه، لقد حان الوقت ليكون في القيادة”، حسب قوله.
وأكدت الشركة في بيان إعلامي لها أن دورسي سيبقى عضو مجلس إدارة رغم استقالته من منصبه كرئيس تنفيذي.
وسيخلف باراغ أغروال دورسي في منصب المدير التنفيذي لتويتر، والذي كان يشغل منصب كبير المسؤولين التقنيين في الشركة.