Linda Yaccarino speaks out on Twitter a day after being named the social platform’s new CEO by owner Elon Musk.
“I have long been inspired by your vision to create a better future,” she wrote. “I’m excited to help bring this vision to Twitter and transform this company together!”
On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter learned that Yaccarino will be leaving NBCUniversal effective immediately after serving as the company’s head of advertising sales for a long time. “It has been an absolute honor to be a part of Comcast NBCUniversal and lead the most incredible team. We have transformed our company and the entire industry – and I am so proud of what we have achieved together,” she said in a statement.
Musk, who took over Twitter for $44 billion last year, previously said he would “move to exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops” when the new CEO takes over, but did not share a name at the time. Then on Friday, the business magnate confirmed that Yaccarino “I will mainly focus on business operations, while focusing on product design & new technology.”
He added in a tweet, “I look forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app.”
On Saturday, Yaccarino continued in a follow up tweet, “I can see I have some new followers… I am not (yet) as prolific as @elonmusk, but I am just as committed to the future of this platform. Your feedback is VITAL to that future. I’m here for everything. Let’s keep the conversation going and build Twitter 2.0 together!”
Musk said the new CEO will start in the summer.