On Thursday, Elon Musk said that he has hired a permanent CEO to take over at social media giant Twitter, which he had been running as interim CEO since finalizing his purchase in August.
Musk, as is proper, announced the change via Twitter; he did not reveal the new CEO’s name, but he did mention that she was a woman and that she will begin her post in a few weeks.
I’m happy to say that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. In about six weeks, she will begin her new position. In a tweet, Musk said, “I’ll soon be executive chair and CTO, responsible for all things product, software, and systems.”
Musk acknowledged not long after taking over as Twitter’s CEO that he was not the best person for the job and that he would have to start looking for a replacement.
The billionaire entrepreneur polled his social media followers in December 2018 to gauge opinion on whether or not he should step down as CEO, and he added, “I will abide by the results of this poll.”
In less than 12 hours, 17,502,391 people voted on whether or not he should resign, with 57.5% saying he should. A further 42.5% rejected it.
I plan to retire as soon as a naive replacement for me as CEO is found. Following the conclusion of the survey, he stated, “After that, I will just run the software and server teams.”