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UPHEAVAL as Otellini retires: Will Intel look inside?

Shares in chipmaker Intel were halted before Wall Street opened up for business on Monday as the company announced that its president and CEO, Paul Otellini, 62, will step down from those roles in May of next year. Otellini has been at Intel since 1974, and rose through the ranks to eventually run its PC and then server …

Fujitsu Technology Solutions CEO throws in the towel

Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) CEO Rolf Schwirz has resigned, The Channel can reveal. He was brought into the Fujitsu fold in August 2010 after rocking up from SAP where he was head of mature markets EMEA. Prior to that he held various senior roles over a 12-year stretch at Oracle. Trotting out the much-used corporate …
Paul Kunert, 6 Nov 2012

CIOs' most likely job move is a sideways shift

CIOs have a great opportunity to boss innovation in their organisation, but they’re not valued as strategic advisors by their CEOs, most of whom think they’ll be out of the door soon, according to analysts and IT leaders. Gartner analyst Terick Chiu used a keynote at the CIO Executive Summit 2012 in Hong Kong on Wednesday to …
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Ex! interim! CEO! leaves! Yahoo! after! second! snub!

Ex-interim Yahoo! chief Ross Levinsohn is leaving the ailing web firm behind after losing out on the top spot to fragrant Googler Marissa Mayer. The company said in a corporate filing yesterday that Levinsohn would be eating his going-away cake today and getting a tidy sum for his time at the tiller. Levinsohn bagged 67,000 …

Lenovo CEO Yang doles out US$3m bonus to staff

In an almost unheard of act of selflessness and generosity from a CEO, Lenovo boss Yang Yuanqing has decided to distribute $3 million (£1.9m) from his annual bonus to junior members of staff working at the Chinese PC giant. The firm had a bumper 2011, setting new records in market share, revenue and shipments and posting a …
Phil Muncaster, 20 Jul 2012
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Yahoo! Poaches! New! CEO! From! Google!

In a surprise move, Yahoo! has named top Google exec Marissa Mayer its new president and CEO – the fifth in five years. "I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users," Mayer said in a statement. "I look forward to working with the Company's dedicated …
Neil McAllister, 16 Jul 2012
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Two-horse! race! to! seize! Yahoo! poisoned! chalice!

Yahoo! is expected to make interim CEO Ross Levinsohn's role permanent or snag boss Jason Kilar as its new chief executive. The rumour mill is working overtime on speculation over who will head up the struggling web firm: people close to the company have blabbed that it's now a two-horse race. "It’s pretty much a …
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ICANN anoints new internet kingpin

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has confirmed that it will have new CEO to replace outgoing boss Rod Beckstrom, but not until October. The new recruit is Lebanese-born businessman Fadi Chehadé, who has spent time in senior management at IBM and was until recently the CEO of cloud vendor Vocado. …
Iain Thomson, 22 Jun 2012
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New Samsung chief: I want SOFTWARE

Samsung is going to have to do better in software if it wants to stay up near the top of the tech industry, its new CEO said today. "Samsung needs to improve its competitiveness in software, and is now at a crossroads. To become the top global technology company, we need to challenge and innovate continuously. I will give more …
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Yahoo! chief! says! sorry! for! CV! snafu!

Yahoo!'s CEO Scott Thompson has issued an emailed apology for his gilded CV to employees at the company, as the board decides what it's going to do about his misstated education. Thompson is in hot water over a discrepancy in his CV that said he held a computer science degree when he doesn't, an issue Yahoo! called "an …
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Sony confirms 'tough-minded' Hirai as new CEO, president

Sony has announced that a new president and CEO will take over from Howard Stringer on 1 April, while Stringer becomes chairman of the board. Kazuo Hirai was already tipped to take over from Stringer when he was appointed to head of consumer products and services, the Sony Corporation's main business, and last week, Japanese …
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New CEO Rometty tweaks IBM exec lineup

Ginni Rometty was tapped to be IBM's president and CEO last October and took the reins from Sam Palmisano, still the company's chairman, on January 1. Rometty previously ran IBM's sales and marketing group, and before that ran a chunk of the Global Services behemoth, and is not keen on making any big changes to the playbook …

Ex-IBM CEO John Opel dies aged 86

Obit John Opel, one of the most successful leaders of IBM, died on 3 November at the age of 86. Opel climbed through the executive ranks as Big Blue transitioned from a peddler of tabulating machines and typewriters to the mainframe giant most people still perceive it to be today, and he took the helm of the company when the PC …

IBM names Ginni Rometty prez and CEO

The suspense over who is going to run Big Blue after Sam Palmisano retires has ended. In fact, even before he retires, Ginni Rometty – a systems engineer who has worked her way up through the ranks since joining IBM three decades ago – has been named president and CEO, effective January 1, 2012. Rometty, 54, currently runs …
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HP dumps Apotheker for Whitman

HP has named Meg Whitman as its new president and chief executive officer, parting ways with Leo Apotheker, who took the reins at the IT giant just ten months ago. In a press release, the company also said that non-executive chairman Ray Lane – a partner at Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers – is now …
Cade Metz, 22 Sep 2011
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Post-Jobs Apple: New research shows Cook will do fine

Forget about your Ivy League/Oxbridge/Harvard business school education, your connections or how many millions in personal funds you can plough into the business: the one thing you really need as a CEO is a big face, at least according to a new study to be published in journal Psychological Science. Elaine M Wong of the …

AMD finally manages to snare a CEO: Lenovo man Read

AMD has announced that its new CEO will be Rory P Read, who was most recently president and COO at Lenovo Group. The appointment comes after a seven-month search during which a number of IT execs, including Oracle's co-president Mark Hurd, EMC's COO Pat Gelsinger and Apple's Tim Cook, were approached by AMD and rejected the …

IBM: Palmisano mulls Big Blue line of succession

It's no coincidence. As IBM celebrates its 100th anniversary, the Wall Street Journal is running a vague story about IBM president, CEO, and chairman Sam Palmisano "seeking advice" on how to handle the transition to a new set of executives. IBM's age has got Wall Street thinking about how old Palmisano is – and who will be …

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