Yahoo to name Bartz as new CEO

14 January 2009

Yahoo Inc plans to name former Autodesk Chief Executive Carol Bartz as the internet network's next chief executive, The Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Tuesday. The offer would end Yahoo's two-month search for a chief executive to succeed co-founder Jerry Yang, who agreed in November to step down. Yang faced growing criticism from investors for rejecting a buyout offer from Microsoft Corp. Microsoft withdrew its $47.5bn buyout offer in May.

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