Twitter owner, Elon Musk has disclosed that he hired a woman to take over from him as the new chief executive officer of the microblogging platform.
Musk, who bought Twitter in October 2022, disclosed that she would resume operations in 6 weeks.
He tweeted: ‘Excited to announce that I’ve a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks!
‘My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO (chief technology officer), overseeing product, software & sysops.’
Musk has not yet revealed the identity of his new CEO. He has slashed around 70 percent of Twitter’s staff since buying the firm for $44 billion, including its entire executive team.
Musk is also the CEO of Tesla and rocket maker SpaceX.
Shortly after the announcement, Tesla’s shares reportedly jumped more than 2 percent, in a sign that investors were pleased about the move.
A group of shareholders publicly urged the board in April to ensure that Musk dedicated more time to the company.
The letter said they had become ‘increasingly concerned with governance and leadership issues at the company.’