India Abroad

Padmasree Warrior, In Race For Top Job As CEO Of Twitter

| September 4 , 2015 , 12:17 IST
[caption id="attachment_120455" align="aligncenter" width="700"]padmasree-warrior Padmasree Warrior, a native of Vijawada, is in the running for the top job as CEO of Twitter.[/caption] Padmasree Warrior, a Vijaywada native, is one of the few faces in the race for the post of Twitter CEO, according to a report published by Bloomberg Business. It is speculated, Tiwtter's search firm Spencer Stuart has reached out to three or four senior executives to lead the company. Padmasree Warrior, a former CTO of Cisco Systems and of Motorola, was born in Vijayawada and did her schooling and Intermediate here. She then took a degree in chemical engineering from the IIT-Delhi and a post-graduate degree at Cornell University. Born to Yellepeddi Subramanyam, an advocate, Ms. Warrior did her schooling at Children’s Montessori High School and her Plus-Two at the city’s iconic Maris Stella College. Her family lived in a house on Sanyasiraju Street at Gandhinagar, an upmarket locality in Vijayawada. The family still owns prime property in the city’s commercial centres Besant Road and Eluru Road. Forbes listed Ms. Warrior as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world in 2014 and Fortune magazine called her one of the four rising stars on its Most Powerful Women list in 2006. Ms. Warrior’s brother Yellepeddi Ramakrishna, who lives in Chennai, said the outcome of the Twitter search would be known soon.