Yahoo eyes Vodafone's Arun Sarin as CEO

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Yahoo eyes Vodafone's Arun Sarin as CEO

Warwick Ashford

Vodafone's former head,Arun Sarin, is in line to succeed Jerry Yang as chief executive of Yahoo, it is reported

Yahoo announced it was to replace Jerry Yang in November, less than 18 months after giving him the top job.

Yang angered many Yahoo stakeholders after he rejected a Microsoft buyout offer in February. Yahoo's value has dropped more than $30bn since then.

Arun Sarin, who led Vodafone through a period of rapid changebefore stepping down earlier this year, is said to be considering the position, according to the Financial Times.

He is considered a strong contenderbecause of his decisive approach to cutting costs and expanding into emerging markets at Vodafone.

Prior to his five years at Vodafone, Sarin held various executive jobs at US-based technology companies.

Sarin has not yet commented on speculation about his plans to join Yahoo, but is said to be considering several other roles.

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