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eBay-Owned Skype CEO Steps Down

San Jose, Calif., Niklas Zennstrom has stepped down as CEO of eBay-owned Skype. Zennstrom, who co-founded Skype in 2003, will become non-executive chairman of the Skype board of directors. Michael van Swaaij, eBay’s chief strategy officer, will become acting CEO until a permanent successor is found.

Henry Gomez, Skype’s president, who remained a senior VP at eBay during his two-year tenure at Skype, will return to eBay as senior VP for corporate affairs, reporting to president and CEO Meg Whitman.

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