Two top Yahoo executives leave the company


Shashi Seth

Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Justin Somaini and Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth have been confirmed to have left Yahoo, notes All Things D, which was first to report on their departure.

The exact reasons for the sudden departure of these two executives is not clear right now, but Justin’s end of days at Yahoo might be related to the recent hacking issues around the newly refreshed Yahoo Mail.

Shashi Seth, who was long rumoured to be resigning from the company, posted on LinkedIn:


Justin Somaini

“After three years I have come to the incredibly hard decision to move on from Yahoo. I truly enjoyed working with an amazing team, that was passionate, hard working, and truly brilliant. I will miss working with them!”

According to All Things D, Yahoo CEO Mayer is in the midst of culling top execs, even as some are contemplating departure due to unhappiness under her new regime.

Brief Bio:

Justin Somaini: Until recently the Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo!, he was responsible for all aspects of Yahoo!’s Information Security strategy.  He has previously worked with Symantec, VeriSign, Charles Schwab and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Shashi Seth: Until recently the senior vice president of the Connections business unit at Yahoo! He was responsible for  Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Mail, Flickr, IntoNow from Yahoo!, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Answers, Yahoo! Groups, and Social Bar. Shashi has previously held leadership positions at Google, eBay, and AOL.

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About Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of Byte Gyan as well as popular Indian Android blog A journalism post-grad from AJK MCRC, he has worked with organizations like Encyclopaedia Britannica, Info Edge, Free Press Journal, Webdunia & NDTV in the past.

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