Twitter Vice President Rishi Garg leaves company

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New York, June 28: A top Indian-origin executive at micro-blogging site Twitter has resigned, the latest in a recent string of departures from the company including that of CEO Dick Costolo.

Rishi Garg, the vice president for Corporate Development and Strategy at Twitter, a role that put him in charge of the Mergers & Acquisition strategy, has announced his departure after a tenure of 13 months.


"After an amazing ride as Twitter's VP Corporate Development and Strategy, I'm saying farewell today," he tweeted on Friday.

"Our team has built a stronger Twitter with a dozen acquisitions in the last year. Hats off to @dickc for admirable leadership, humour, energy, and trust," Mr Garg said, using Costolo's Twitter handle to thank him.

Twitter did not immediately announce a replacement for Mr Garg, whose departure comes just two week after Mr Costolo announced he was stepping down as the company's CEO.

Mr Costolo has been replaced by co-founder Jack Dorsey on an interim basis.

Other high-level departures over the last 18 months include product chief Daniel Graf, COO Ali Rowghani, and CFO Mike Gupta.

Before joining Twitter, Mr Garg was the M&A chief for fellow Jack Dorsey company Square.

According to his online profile, Mr Garg received a BA in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


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