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HTC Chou Wang

HTC replaces CEO with Chairwoman in strategic shift

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has concentrated all senior executive power in the hands of one person – Chairwoman and co-founder Cher Wang – after stripping Peter Chou of CEO responsibilities. The clear implication is that the Board thought Chou had taken the company as far as he could and it was time for a new direction.

CEO Satya Nadella is driving for a cross-platform  strategy for Microsoft

Microsoft confirms Nadella as CEO

Microsoft announced Tuesday that Satya Nadella will indeed take on the role of chief executive officer at the software company effective immediately. The company’s founder Bill Gates will also be stepping down as chairman to assume a more hands-on role on the board as a technology advisor.

Guy Laurence will leave Vodafone UK for Rogers Communications, Jeroen Hoencamp will replace him at Vodafone

Rogers appoints Vodafone UK boss

Canadian operator Rogers Communications has poached Vodafone UK’s CEO Guy Laurence. He will take on the role of president and CEO at the firm from December 2, 2013. In response, Vodafone UK has promoted enterprise director Jeroen Hoencamp to fill Laurence’s shoes.

Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins will leave the firm as a result of the transaction with Fairfax Financial Holdings

RIM co-CEOs step down

RIM has appointed a new CEO after increasing shareholder pressure and a poor financial performance in 2011. Thorsten Heins will take over as president and CEO, with former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie stepping down. Lazaridis will become vice chair of RIM’s board and chair of the board’s new Innovation Committee and Balsillie will remain a member of the Board.

Carol Bartz, former chief executive officer, Yahoo

Bartz sacked as Yahoo CEO

Carol Bartz has been sacked as CEO of Yahoo, after more than two and a half years at the firm. CFO Timothy Morse has been made interim CEO while the board looks for a successor. Morse will also continue in his role as CFO.

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