Marissa Mayer, who was employee number 20 at Google, will be Yahoo’s next president and chief executive officer. Today, she begins her new tenure at Yahoo as CEO.
Google’s first female engineer, Marissa Mayer resigned yesterday from Google after serving successful 13 years in many capacities. Mayer, who is currently 37 years old, has managed Google’s search product for years. She also led development of iGoogle, Google News, and Gmail. In 2010, she switched to Google Maps and other local products.
In a statement, Mayer says: “I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet’s premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world.”
She takes over at a tumultuous time for a fading Web icon: She is the company’s fourth CEO in less than four years.