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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Companies, Economy |

Former Yahoo CEO had resigned due to thyroid cancer

After Scott Thompson, former CEO of Yahoo! resigned on Sunday after having corrupted information in your resume , it was announced today affected by thyroid cancer, according to The Wall Street Journal picked up on it was revealed to the your state board just minutes before his departure was effected.

Thus, the newspaper added that Thompson decided to resign because of the medical report that issued the group of specialists who are treating, not only by the waiver requests that were coming after the scandal had no qualifications who said they .

Thompson, 54, took office in January as CEO of Yahoo! Carol Bartz to replace, after she too was dismissed .

Moreover, the output of Thompson was encouraged by Third Point, an investment fund that owns about 6% of the company, when they found out about the false information contained in the curriculum of the former CEO, on a degree in computer science allegedly obtained at the University of Stonehill.

For now, Ross Levinsohn is the interim CEO of the company, pending the decisions taken by the new directory.

Link: Ex-Yahoo Chief Told He Has Cancer Board (TheWallStreetJournal)

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