David Kenny, former Akamai executive and a veteran of the advertising business, is a board member of Yahoo and has been rumored to be in the running for the CEO position. However, in a statement to Ad Age magazine, he denied any such ambitions.
“As a matter of policy, I do not comment on matters related to Yahoo as a Yahoo director. However, as a personal matter, I want to clarify that I believe Yahoo is a great company with enormous potential, but I am not — and will not be — a candidate for the CEO position. I look forward to my continued service on the Yahoo Board of Directors. The timing is coincidence; people should not draw conclusions about where I’m going next, the consumer internet is a big place. “