Yahoo co-founder, former CEO Jerry Yang resigns from board and "all other positions"

Yahoo announces that Jerry Yang has resigned from the internet company's Board of Directors "and all other positions with the company, effective today." Yang has also resigned from the Boards of Yahoo Japan Corporation and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, effective today. Yahoo's official statement is here.

Photo: Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc. Jerry Yang applauds during the announcement of a commitment pledge at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 22, 2010. (REUTERS)


  1. Feels like the last chapter of the dot com bubble has closed. Jerry can take a break well deserved break in Geocities.

  2. Sometimes, I’m tempted to think that Yahoo! has stuck around longer than it should have. Maybe Jerry Yang sees this and thought it time to move on? I don’t know.

      1. They’re a giant blackhole candidate (and I have to say SVG, web app portals and aggregators are doing fine,) but Forbes’ Eric Jackson likes them for a reorg whose cash management blue sky (…) sends the three companies up to a $30 YHOO. (As soon as Yahoo CMM2 takes sway in African and BRIC nations?)

  3. Maybe to finish his degree at Stanford?

    He probably felt ashamed when he hung out with all the Titans of Industry and they showed him their diplomas.

  4. “Today, I begin my long-delayed search for my missing ties,” said Yang in a statement that no one actually got to read.

    1. Was that because it was on Yahoo news?

      [edit] That’s unfair, plenty of people read Yahoo news; it’s one of the best sources of a combination of ‘News You Can Read Anywhere’ and utter garbage.

      I think it’s also where YouTube gets its commenters.

  5. Yahoo’s EVP, Ross Levensohn actually seemed to choke up when talking about this last night at the Digital Down Under conference here in L.A. Without explicitly stating why Yang is out, he referred to the blindingly fast pace of change in the online tech/content space, and said that it’s the biggest problem for him as an exec, and that “if you don’t keep up, you’re dead.” Check out the video:

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