Twitter users are guessing who will be the new CEO of the micro-blogging platform after Elon Musk said he has found one. Former Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer and ex-Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg are the names trending on social media.
Musk on Thursday announced that he has found Twitter’s new CEO. Without naming the person, the 51-year-old added that ‘she’ will join in about six weeks.
It is clearly a female.
The Tesla and Twitter boss meanwhile will take the executive chair and manage the product side of development.
“Excited to announce that I’ve 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,” Musk tweeted.
Now, potential candidates have become a topic of discussion on Twitter. Some users jokingly said that Elizabeth Holmes, who has been convicted of fraud, can take on the position. Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg were the other names talked about.
“Place your bets: -Marissa Mayer -Sheryl Sandberg -Bari Weiss -Elizabeth Holmes -Laura Loomer,” a Twitter user presented options.
“My guess: @SusanWojcicki or @marissamayer. Other potentials: Sarah Friar of @Nextdoor or @sherylsandberg (but considering Meta, I don’t think her and @elonmusk are aligned, and prob not the best choice) or this person comes from Media/publication background,” another one added.
Mayer served as the CEO of Yahoo! since 2012. She stepped down from the company’s board after the sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications in 2017. The 47-year-old then started Lumi Labs with former colleague Enrique Munoz Torres. The company is focused on artificial intelligence and consumer media. It was rebranded as Sunshine in 2020.
Sheryl Kara Sandberg served as chief operating officer (COO) of Meta Platforms. She stepped down in August 2022. She started off as COO of Facebook and then in 2012 was elected to the company’s board of directors.