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Twitter’s new executive chairman has only tweeted 11 times

Omid Kordestani's Twitter profile.
Screenshot of Omid Kordestani's Twitter profile.
Nary a tweet.
By Melvin Backman
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

It looks like some people don’t want to tweet where they eat.

Twitter just named Omid Kordestani as executive chairman of its board of directors, but with only 11 tweets as of this morning (including some announcing Kordestani’s new role) he doesn’t seem to be a big user of the company’s main product.

He’s not the least active of Twitter’s board—that honor belongs to the MacArthur Foundation’s Majorie Scardino—but the difference is slight.

It’s been a hectic few weeks for Twitter, with Jack Dorsey being named permanent CEO, the roll-out of a new “Moments” feature, and layoffs that will cut the company headcount by 8%.

A lot of this has been done in the name of shareholder value. Although Twitter’s shares are still trading above their $26 initial public offering price, they’ve struggled to stay above the $44.90 closing price from the day of the IPO.

The company has been steadily losing money since its IPO, even though revenue has also grown. That’s where Kordestani might be able to help. He guided Google’s business side into the behemoth it is today, according to a Recode profile last year, and may be able to sprinkle some of that magic on his turbulent new employer.

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