Elon Musk has found a new Twitter CEO

Elon Musk stated on Thursday he has found a new chief executive for Twitter without naming the man or woman and that he will transition to the role of main technologies officer of the social media platform within the subsequent few months.

“Excited to announce that I have employed a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting up in ~6 weeks!,” Musk mentioned in a tweet.

The Wall Road Journal initially described that Comcast NBCUniversal govt Linda Yaccarino was in talks for the job. Word came Thursday that Yaccarino will depart NBC subsequent the reviews.

Musk has earlier not named any prospective candidates, and it was unclear who he had named as his successor, even though Blind, an nameless messaging application for tech staff members, was ripe with speculation.

Former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and a best executive at Musk’ brain-chip startup Neuralink, Shivon Zilis, had been amongst the other names remaining discussed on Blind, according to a former employee who viewed the responses.

Prime woman executives from Musk’s other providers, such as SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell and Tesla Inc. Chair Robyn Denholm could also be named, according to Jason Benowitz, senior portfolio supervisor at CI Roosevelt.

Musk stated he will changeover to the role of Twitter’s government chair, alongside with the role of CTO, where he would oversee product, program & sysops.

Tesla shares closed 2.1 % larger on Thursday and analysts claimed the announcement served relieve some trader worries all over Musk’s energetic involvement at Twitter.

The electrical-motor vehicle maker’s shares had taken a hit right after Musk took about Twitter in October and buyers experienced explained the move could stretch the billionaire slender.

“The boat anchor referred to as Twitter is loosened from Musk’s ankle. Now he can get back to shelling out more time producing price at Tesla,” Craig Irwin, analyst at Roth MKM, reported.

In a Twitter poll started out by Musk in December, 57.5 % customers voted for him to phase down as CEO of the social media system.

“I will resign as CEO as before long as I uncover another person foolish plenty of to just take the position!” Musk experienced mentioned then.

The billionaire’s initially two months as the new Twitter proprietor in October had been marked by rapid transform. He swiftly fired Twitter’s preceding CEO Parag Agrawal and other senior leaders and then laid off fifty percent its staff in November.

Musk, a self-proclaimed absolutely free speech absolutist has reported he took in excess of Twitter to avert the platform from becoming an echo chamber for despise and division.

He also mentioned he would “defeat” spam bots on the platform, a important spot of his tussle with Twitter’s board about his back again and forth on the $44 billion buyout of the business.