Yahoo! Names Henrique de Castro COO
October 15, 2012 at 4:40 PM (PT)
YAHOO! INC.has appointed HENRIQUE DE CASTRO COO. Most recently VP of GOOGLE's worldwide Partner Business Solutions group, DE CASTRO will be responsible for strategic and operational management of Yahoo!'s sales, operations, media and business development worldwide.
"HENRIQUE is an incredibly accomplished and rigorous business leader, and I'm personally excited to have him join YAHOO!'s strong leadership team," YAHOO! CEO MARISSA MAYER said. "His operational experience in Internet advertising and his proven success in structuring and scaling global organizations make him the perfect fit for YAHOO! as we propel the business to its next phase of growth."
"The combination of YAHOO!'s unique properties with high-quality content, its renewed focus on outstanding user experience and its massive reach bring tremendous value to users, advertisers and partners," said DE CASTRO. "This is a pivotal point in YAHOO!'s history, and I believe strongly in the opportunity ahead. I can't wait to join mARISSA and the team and get started."