Jeff Weiner to step down as LinkedIn CEO in June

LinkedIn Chief Executive Officer Jeff Weiner will step down as CEO  to assume the role of Executive Chairman at the Microsoft Corp-backed company.

 

In his new role, Jeff will focus on “increasing diversity and inclusion in the LinkedIn networks”.

 

Jeff joined LinkedIn in December 2008, and under his leadership, the professional networking platform grown from 338 to more than 16,000 employees in over 30 offices across the world and its membership base has increased from 33 million to nearly 675 million members.

 

"The last eleven years have been the greatest professional experience of my life and none of it would have been possible without you, our members. Thank you for everything you've done to help manifest our vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce", Jeff said in a post.

 

Ryan Roslansky, currently Senior Vice President of Product, will become CEO of LinkedIn effective June 1, 2020.  He will report directly to Satya Nadella and join Microsoft’s senior leadership team.

 

"I’m taking on this new role of CEO because I believe deeply in what we are doing, how we are manifesting our vision, and where this company can go. And the best part about it is that I truly believe we’re just getting started", Ryan wrote.

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