Yahoo without a CTO following Ash Munshi's secret exit
11 October 2012
Yahoo’s chief technology officer Ash Munshi quietly left the company earlier this summer, after less than a year in the role, and has not yet been replaced.
The news was first reported by Business Insider following an inquiry into Munshi’s whereabouts, after a source at Yahoo noted that he hadn’t been seen around the office in the last month.
A Yahoo spokesperson said that Munshi had left the company before Marissa Mayer was appointed as chief executive of Yahoo in July, and the vacant position has not yet been filled. No further details were given.
Munshi joined Yahoo at the end of last year, shortly after Carol Bartz was fired as Yahoo chief executive. Since Bartz’s departure a year ago, the company has had four chief executives including Timothy Morse, Scott Thompson, Ross Levinsohn and its current chief executive Marissa Mayer.
Munshi's exit comes amongst a raft of executive departures this year. Levinsohn quit at the end of July after being passed over for the top spot, Thompson was forced to leave amid a CV scandal and back in January, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigned from the board of directors.
Jenni Baker, London