New Delhi: Elon Musk said Thursday he has found a new CEO for Twitter, or X Corp. as it's now called.
He did not name the person but she will be starting in about six weeks.
Musk, who bought Twitter last fall and has been running it since, has been insisting he is not the company's permanent CEO.
The Tesla billionaire said in a tweet Thursday that his role will transition to being Twitter's executive chairman and chief technology officer.
Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2023
My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops.
Musk has been saying for nearly six months that he plans to find a new CEO for San Francisco-based Twitter.
In mid-November, just a few weeks after buying the social media platform for 44 billion, he told a Delaware court that he does not want to be the CEO of any company.
While testifying, Musk said "I expect to reduce my time at Twitter and find somebody else to run Twitter over time."
More than a month later, he tweeted in December: "I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job."
The pledge came after millions of Twitter users asked him to step down in a Twitter poll the billionaire himself created and promised to abide by.
In February, he told a conference he anticipated finding a CEO for Twitter "probably toward the end of this year." (AP)