PayPal President Scott Thompson’s name is said to be doing the rounds
Yahoo is all set to name a CEO, according to sources familiar with the matter, reported the website AllThingsD.
According to the website, the frontrunner for the position is PayPal President Scott Thompson, who looks after eBay’s online payments unit.
After the internet company sacked its last CEO Carol Bartz in September, its board is being run by interim CEO Tim Morse, its former CFO.
Following Bartz’s removal, Yahoo had said it was looking at numerous strategic options, which included a possible sale of all or part of the company.
Yahoo could not be immediately reached for comment.