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Thompson steps down after eight months

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AOL Europe president Karen Thompson has resigned, leaving the job open for AOL France CEO Carlo d'Asaro Biondo, who starts today.

Thompson has been with AOL for 11 years, becoming CEO of AOL UK in 2001, and chairman in 2005, before taking on the role of president in March this year.

Four months after starting as president she was appointed a non-executive director at United Business Media.

Thompson leaves the company on a high. The BBC reported today that advertising revenues at AOL are up 46 per cent, though what percentage of that is European isn't known. ®

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