Elon Musk says he’s found a CEO and she starts next month

  • Elon Musk says he has found a new CEO and she starts in six weeks.
  • There is no word on who the CEO is but rumours suggest Linda Yaccarino is the front runner.
  • Musk will transition to the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer at Twitter.

Things have been rocky at Twitter but the announcement that a new chief executive officer will be placed at the firm soon is encouraging to hear.

Current Chief Twit and owner of the ever burning trash fire that is Twitter, Elon Musk, announced on Thursday that a new chief executive officer has been hired.

“Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks,” Musk wrote in a tweet.

The billionaire will transition to the role of executive chairman while also taking on the mantle of chief technology officer where he will oversee product, software and system operations.

Who is the forthcoming CEO of Twitter? Musk isn’t telling but there are a few rumours.

The top runner in those rumours is current head of advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal Linda Yaccarino. According to a report from The Verge, the NBCUniversal head has been vying for the position but this is very much unconfirmed.

Importantly for Musk, he and Yaccarino apparently see eye-to-eye politically but the billionaire maintains that Twitter should be a space for everybody.

We are curious to see whether the new CEO, whoever she happens to be, reverts changes implemented by Musk. We doubt that the likes of Twitter Blue will change and it’s unlikely that all that much will change for everyday users.

One thing we are looking forward to is Twitter returning to being run like a company. Perhaps we’re giving the forthcoming CEO too much credit ahead of time but we’d really like to see regular official updates from Twitter’s official channels and not Musk’s timeline.

We also hope that features will spend a bit more time in the oven before being released. Case in point is encrypted DMs which are currently being tested with Twitter Blue subscribers.

The encryption on offer is rather weak, and even Musk has told users to try it “but don’t trust it yet”.

As it stands, Twitter’s new CEO should sit down at their desk by mid-June.


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