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Thursday, 16 January 2014 08:24

Trending: Yahoo! COO Henrique De Castro Set to Leave Featured

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Yahoo! COO Henrique De Castro Resigns; Ops Division Restructured

After 15 months on the job, Yahoo!’s COO Henrique de Castro, 48, is leaving. De Castro was the first major hire by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and was responsible for strategic and operational management of Yahoo!'s sales, operations, media and business development worldwide.


De Castro joined Yahoo in October 2012. Prior to that, he was Google's VP of Worldwide Partner Business Solutions. Before joining Google, De Castro managed Dell's Western European sales and business development activities, and before that was a consultant at McKinsey.

The leadership of the operating organization is being restructured, with the geographic heads and SVP, Operations reporting to the CEO directly.

CMO Kathy Savitt will also lead media and editorial functions, and the functions that align with product initiatives in the Homepages & Verticals group will report there.

Date: January 16, 2014

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