Canadian Named CEO of Booking.com
The Priceline Group announced that former Microsoft executive Darren Huston, 45, has been named as CEO of Booking.com, a leading online hotel reservation service. Most recently, Huston served as Microsoft’s Corporate VP of the Consumer & Online division. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Microsoft Japan, the company's largest subsidiary outside the US. Before joining Microsoft, Huston was SVP of Branded Products and New Ventures at Starbucks. He has also served as an executive with McKinsey & Company and as an economic advisor to the Government of Canada.
New CTO at Yahoo!
Raymie Stata, 43, has stepped down as Yahoo's CTO, but will remain at the company as an Entrepreneur in Residence. During his time at the company, Stata oversaw search and advertising technology work, as well as the development of Yahoo's cloud computing technology. Ash Munshi will replace Stata as the new CTO. Most recently, Munshi served as the Corporate Vice President at Applied Materials, where he was responsible for software and automation. Prior to Applied Materials, he was the VP & GM of the Enterprise Business Unit at Silicon Graphics and Director of Development and Marketing of the Tools Division at Oracle.
Chinese E-Commerce Company Hires Entrepreneur as Head of Tech
E-Commerce China Dangdang announced the appointment of Justin Changqing Xiong as the new Head of Technology. Prior to joining the Company, Xiong served as COO at Et-China, one of the largest travel agencies in Southern China. Before that he founded and served as CEO of Yoee.com, an e-ticket provider. He also worked as CTO of Joyo.com, a Chinese online marketplace.
Lead Director Elected at Local.com
Local.com announced the appointment of Lowell Robinson, 62, as the company's new Lead Director. Currently, Robinson is the chairman of American Consolidated Media Holdings and a director at the Jones Group. Most recently, Robinson served as CFO & COO of MIVA, an online advertising network. He has also served as the Senior EVP, CFO, & CAO of HotJobs.com. In the past, Robinson has served on boards of Edison Schools and the International Wire Group.
Date range: September 22nd - October 20th