Elon Musk is looking for a successor
This Swiss could become the new Twitter CEO
Elon Musk is looking for a successor. The Twitter community no longer wants her as a boss. Now a Swiss could take over the post.
David Marcus (49) could become Elon Musk’s (51) successor as Twitter boss.
Milena KalinEditor Economics
Elon Musk (51) is looking for a successor for the post of Twitter CEO. The name of a Swiss person is at the forefront, as “Le Temps” writes. David Marcus (49) could become the next Twitter boss.
The Geneva native knows Musk from his time at PayPal. The company was founded by Musk, among others. David was the payment processor’s president from 2012 to 2014. Musk and Marcus have known each other for years.
After that, Marcus worked at Facebook. There he should develop the internet currency Libra. But the project petered out. In May of this year he founded his own company: Lightspark. The company specializes in crypto, specifically Bitcoin.
Musk should go
Reason for the change of boss: Twitter users no longer want Musk as a boss. In a poll earlier this week, 57.5 percent voted in favor of his departure. A total of over 17.5 million Twitter users took part in the survey.
Even when the survey was still running, there was speculation that Jared Kushner (41) could become the next CEO. He is the son-in-law of former US President Donald Trump (76). Kushner and Musk watched the final of the World Cup in Qatar while the poll was running.
Twitter co-founder could take over
But other names are also circulating. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey (46) is named. He backed Musk’s takeover. Musk is the “unique solution that I trust,” Dorsey said in April.
Sheryl Sandberg (53) is also traded as a potential successor. She is a former CEO of Facebook and has been with the company for 14 years. Sandberg has often been referred to as Facebook’s “adult in the room.”
The US magazine “Fortune” speaks of Sriram Krishnan (37) as the new Twitter CEO. He’s already working with Musk on reshaping Twitter. Krishnan has also led various product teams at both Twitter, Microsoft and Facebook.
After the poll ended, Musk said he would step down as CEO soon. As soon as he finds someone “irrational enough” (“foolish enough”) to take on the job. Now it remains to be seen who will lead Twitter back to its former glory.