Elon Musk Eyeing Linda Yaccarino as New Twitter CEO
👤 Elon Musk is in talks to hire Linda Yaccarino, head of advertising at NBC Universal, as the new CEO of Twitter.
🗓️ The new CEO is expected to take over within six weeks, while Musk will transition to executive chair and chief technology officer.
💼 Musk has been the CEO of Twitter since his acquisition of the company in October, but has signaled that his position would be temporary.
📈 Twitter stock jumped about 2% on news of the potential CEO change.
💬 Musk and Yaccarino recently appeared together at a conference in Miami where they gave a keynote speech titled "Twitter 2.0: From Conversations to Partnerships."
👥 Shareholders and bankers have been keen for Musk to select new management as soon as possible, according to people familiar with the matter.
📉 Musk focus on
has been a concern for some Tesla shareholders, who have put pressure on him to return his focus to the electric-car maker.
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