Indian-origin Shiva Ayyadurai has applied for the position of CEO in Twitter and asked Elon Musk to choose him.
Indian-origin Shiva Ayyadurai shared his interest in the position through a tweet and said, “I am interested in the CEO position @Twitter. I have 4 degrees from MIT & have created 7 successful high-tech software companies. Kindly advise of the process to apply.”
Dear Mr. Musk(@elonmusk):— Dr.SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD. Inventor of Email (@va_shiva) December 24, 2022
I am interested in the CEO position @Twitter. I have 4 degrees from MIT & have created 7 successful high-tech software companies. Kindly advise of the process to apply.
Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD
The Inventor of Email
Sharing another tweet, he asked Musk whether he would end this backdoor portal after the 2020 lawsuit that supports government censorship on Twitter.
.@elonmusk you ALREADY know that the Government Backdoor Portal into Twitter exists & is “Beyond the Law” When WILL YOU dismantle the Portal that I 1st EXPOSED in my historic 2020 Lawsuit? Otherwise, you’re part of the GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP INFRASTRUCTURE. https://t.co/hri91g880J https://t.co/HJIlPg0Cvp— Dr.SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD. Inventor of Email (@va_shiva) December 24, 2022
Earlier, Elon Musk Twitter CEO shared an opening for the organization you can apply if you are “foolish enough”.
Elon Musk said in a Tweet saying, “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”
He will be stepping down as the CEO of Twitter once he can find a replacement for the position. It comes after Musk launched a poll asking users for their verdict on his tenure, saying he would “abide by the results”. As per the final votes, 57.5 percent had voted for him to leave.
Last month, Musk said that he does not want to be the CEO of any company, be it Tesla or Twitter.
Elon Musk also added in another Tweet saying, “Going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes. My apologies. Won’t happen again.”
The poll came after the company’s announcement that it would no longer allow the “free promotion” of other social media platforms sparked a backlash among users.
Twitter also said in a statement that users would no longer be allowed to post usernames and links to accounts for several other social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon.
Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc on October 4. Post the Musk takeover the company laid off employee close to 50% or 3500 employees. The company also fired the majority of its over 200 employees in India as part of mass layoffs across the globe ordered
Among Musk’s first moves: changing the leadership. Departures include Twitter Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal; Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal, policy, and trust; Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, who joined Twitter in 2017; and Sean Edgett, who has been general counsel at Twitter since 2012, according to people familiar with the matter.