Elon Musk, who anonymously said Thursday, has found a new chief executive officer for Twitter, saying he will transition to the role of chief technology officer for the social media platform in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to announce that X/Twitter has hired a new CEO. Musk said in a tweet.
Musk has never nominated a candidate, and it was unclear who he would replace him with, but speculation abounded about Blind, an anonymous messaging app for tech workers.
Among the names discussed in the blind were former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and head of Musk’s brain chip startup Neuralink, according to a former employee who viewed the comments. Chief Sivon Gillis was also among them, the people said.
Female executives at Musk’s other companies, including SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell and Tesla TSLA.O chairman Robin Denholm, could also be named, according to CI Roosevelt senior portfolio manager Jason Benowitz. It is said that there is
Musk said he would transition to the role of executive chairman of Twitter, along with the role of chief technology officer (CTO) overseeing products, software and administration.
Tesla Shares closed 2.1% higher on Thursday, with analysts saying the announcement helped allay some investor concerns about Mr. Musk’s active engagement with Twitter.
of Electric car The company’s stock took a hit after Musk took over Twitter in October, and investors said the move could put billionaires in trouble.
“The ship Twitter has loosed its anchor from Musk’s ankles, allowing him to spend more time creating value at Tesla,” said Craig Irwin, an analyst at Ross MKM.
In a Twitter poll started by Musk in December, 57.5% of users voted for Musk to step down as CEO of the social media platform.
“I will step down as CEO as soon as I find a stupid person to take the job!” Musk said at the time.
The billionaire’s first two weeks as Twitter’s new owner in October have been marked by rapid change. He quickly fired former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and other senior executives, laying off half of the company’s staff in November.
Musk, a self-described free speech absolutist, said he hijacked Twitter to prevent it from becoming an echo chamber of hate and division.
He also said he would “kill” spambots on the platform. That’s a key area of dispute with Twitter’s board over its $44 billion acquisition of the company.
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