Grammarly, a San Francisco-based firm that provides artificial intelligence-based aid in writing English, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and plagiarism checks, has named Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, of Indian descent, as its new CEO, starting May 1, 2023.
In a public statement, the current CEO of Grammarly, Brad Hoover, shared, "After twelve years at the helm of Grammarly, I am passing the baton to our current global head of product, Rahul Roy- Chowdhury, who will become CEO on May 1"
Hoover expressed confidence that Chowdhury would help the company reach new heights in its next phase, "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."
Reacting to the news on social media Chowdhury said, "I joined Grammarly two years ago because of a deep belief in our mission to improve lives by improving communication. I'm honoured to serve that mission in a new capacity as Grammarly's CEO, starting May 1. Our millions of users remain our north star as we continue solving their real communication challenges. Grammarly has been harnessing innovation in Al responsibly for over a decade, and we're just getting started."
Prior to Grammarly, Chowdhury served as Google's vice president of product management for 14 years, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Management, an MS in computer science from Columbia University, and a BA in mathematics from Hamilton College.