Elon Musk announced on Friday that Linda Yaccarino, a former NBCUniversal advertising executive, will be the new Twitter CEO.
Musk had previously tweeted that the new CEO would succeed him in the coming weeks.
“I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!” he wrote on Friday.
Musk stated that Yaccarino will “focus primarily on business operations.”
He stated that he is not finished with the platform or his vision to transform it into a “everything app,” but will take on a new role.
Musk stated that he will “concentrate on product design and new technology.”
“Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app,” he concluded
I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!@LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.
Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app. https://t.co/TiSJtTWuky
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2023
The appointment of Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter was disclosed by Musk a day prior.
“She will be starting in ~6 weeks!” he tweeted Thursday afternoon. “My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & [systems operators].”
Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks!
My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2023
NBCUniversal announced Yaccarino’s resignation from the corporation on Friday morning.
Mike Cavanagh, the president of Comcast, commended Yaccarino for her years of service to the media conglomerate.
“We are grateful for Linda Yaccarino’s leadership of NBCUniversal’s Advertising Sales business, and for the innovative team and platform she has built,” he said in a statement.
Cavanagh concluded, “Linda has made countless contributions to the company during her twelve-year tenure, and we wish her the best.”
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