Jeff Weiner, long-time CEO of LinkedIn, is leaving his post. In a blog post on LinkedIn, Weiner announced that his 11-year stint as CEO of the company will end on May 31 and that he will be replaced in the role by Ryan Roslansky, who is currently the vice president of products. Weiner, meanwhile, will join the LinkedIn board as its executive chairman.
“When you’re fortunate enough to work at the right company, with the right people, at the right time, a job can become something much greater than just a job… This job has been the greatest, most fulfilling and transformational professional experience of my life… Simply put, it’s been a dream job,” wrote CEO Jeff Weiner on his LinkedIn profile while making the announcement.
Weiner announced his resignation on Wednesday. In a blog post titled It’s Time For My Next Play, he said that he would step down as LinkedIn’s Chief Executive Officer on June 1, 2020.
He will be replaced by Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn’s current vice president for product. Announcing the end of his 11-year tenure, Weiner said he was thinking about moving on for some time and that discussions on this matter were on within the company since last summer. Weiner and Roslansky have known each other since 2001 when they met in Yahoo. Roslansky will report to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadela. Microsoft is LinkedIn’s parent company.
In his post, Weiner thanked Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. “Despite his (Hoffman) various interests outside of the company, LinkedIn has always been his top priority. Whether as a representative of LinkedIn at the highest levels, product visionary, business strategist, mentor, or advisor, his contributions have been invaluable, and LinkedIn obviously wouldn’t be where it is today without him. As LinkedIn’s new Executive Chairman, I hope to serve in much the same way, wrote Weiner.
According to LinkedIn, Weiner will be the company’s new executive chairman. In this role , he will report to the leadership team. Speaking on next stint, Weiner said that he would try to follow the vision laid out by Hoffman. LinkedIn has 16,000 workers and almost 675 million registered users.