Yahoo announced that it has hired Henrique de Castro as company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). De Castro will report directly to company’s CEO Marissa Mayer and will be responsible for strategic and operational management of Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development worldwide. De Castro will join the company on or before January 22, 2013, or as soon as he has satisfied his obligations to his current employer.
De Castro having a total experience of over 20 years in service experience including leading operations, strategy, partner management and revenue generation for some of the world’s leading brands. His recent position was vice president of Google’s worldwide Partner Business Solutions group. Before Google, de Castro works with Dell for two years. His career also includes senior positions in private equity and advertising businesses.