NRI Pulse Staff Report
Indian-American Rahul Roy-Chowdhury will take over as the new CEO of Grammarly on May 1. Announcing this on his blog, current CEO Brad Hoover said, a new era of leadership can help drive the inflection for Grammarly’s products and business.
“We’re now at an inflection point for our product and business. Seizing this moment and reaching the next orders of magnitude requires us to move faster and at a much larger scale,” he said. “A new era of leadership can help drive this inflection. As such, after twelve years at the helm of Grammarly, I am passing the baton to our current Global Head of Product, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury.”
Now is the ideal time for this transition, Hoover added.
“Grammarly is a deeply technical, product-led company; Rahul’s product and technology background is a tremendous asset, and he is well-positioned to help us navigate the path ahead. Rahul is also mission-driven and fiercely user-focused, and his experience and learnings from building Chrome into a platform can help us move faster at scale.”
“During his two years at Grammarly, Rahul has focused on driving excellence and helped us up-level as a company. He has pushed our thinking and driven the organization forward with clarity, keen judgment, and sound decision-making. Under Rahul’s leadership, we also took a big step forward with our product, increasing quality and introducing solutions to help beyond the revision stage of communication.”
“I joined Grammarly two years ago because of a deep belief in our mission to improve lives by improving communication. I’m honored to serve that mission in a new capacity as Grammarly’s CEO,” Roy-Chowdhury said in a social media post. “Our millions of users remain our north star as we continue solving their real communication challenges. Grammarly has been harnessing innovation in AI responsibly for over a decade, and we’re just getting started!”
Roy-Chowdhury has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Master’s in Computer Science from Columbia University.