Yahoo CEO Mayer hires former Google colleague as COO

Henrique de Castro

Henrique de Castro

Henrique de Castro, a former executive of Google Inc., has been hired as the new COO of Yahoo by the Chief Executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer. This latest move has been taken by the Chief Executive of Yahoo Inc. in order to bring new faces to the management team of the struggling web company.

The Report:

Henrique de Castro, the new COO of Yahoo will look after the business and media development, operations and the global sales of Yahoo Inc. According to a report by Yahoo Inc. that consisted of the SEC filing released on 15th of October, Henrique de Castro is supposed to be eligible for a total compensation package of $58 million. According to the reports of Yahoo Inc., the new COO of Yahoo would receive a base annual salary of $600,000. Some other aspects of his compensation package include a sum of $36 million as per the restricted stocks unit and other options of stock as one time award for retention. Reports from Yahoo Inc. state that the new COO of Yahoo will commence his services for the company by the end of January next year. If Henrique de Castro, who according to the blog related to technology in the AllThingsD.com, was born in Portugal, is unable to obtain a work visa before his official date of commencement, will start his services for the company at a subsidiary of Yahoo Inc. in London.

The CEO of Yahoo on De Castro:

Marissa Mayer, who had been also an executive of Google Inc., joined as the Chief Executive of Yahoo in the month of July this year. Speaking about her former colleague, the Chief Executive of Yahoo stated that the experience of  Henrique de Castro in the field of Internet advertising would definitely prove to be very useful in enhancing the global sales of Yahoo Inc. Henrique de Castro’s works are highly structuring and help in scaling the growth of global organizations. Mayer, now the Chief Executive of Yahoo, is 37 years old and incidentally gave birth on the 30th of September to her first child. In a message on Twitter she disclosed the hiring of Henrique de Castro apart from stating the fact that it was on the 15th of October that she resumed office fully.

The status of the company:

In spite of the fact that Yahoo Inc. is one of the most visited online websites all over the world, revenue of the company has gone down remarkably due to tough competition from rivals like Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. Moreover long term internal turmoil within the company has also hurt the global sales of Yahoo Inc. badly that saw many changes in the post of the Chief Executive of Yahoo in the recent times. The surprising appointment of Mayer in the month of July was the third change of CEO for the company in a span of merely a year. Since then the Chief Executive of Yahoo has been trying to make recovery plans for the company, the appointment of the new COO of Yahoo being one of them. According to the market, the global sales of Yahoo Inc. in the third quarter of the year are up by 7 cents thereby reaching to $15.75 on the 15th of October.

Jay Raol

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