Yahoo Inc. has hired top Google executive Marissa Mayer as its fifth CEO in as many years, not including two who served on an interim basis. She starts her new job on Tuesday. Here are some biographical details on her:
- NAME: Marissa Mayer
- AGE: 37
- EDUCATION: B.S. in symbolic systems and M.S. in computer science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both. She received an honorary doctorate of engineering.
- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Started at Google Inc. in 1999 as its first female engineer and 20th employee overall. Most recently responsible for Google’s mapping products, location services, Google Local, Street View and a slew of other products. Helped create Google’s flagship search service and the well-known white-background home page the company is still known for.
- BOARD SEATS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet.
- QUOTE: “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.”
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