Arun Sarin, who retired as Vodafone's chief executive in July, is being considered for the role of Yahoo's new CEO, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The report, citing people familiar with the discussion, said that Sarin is considered one of the top prospects for the job. Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang resigned last month following intense criticism of his failure to close a deal with Microsoft. Sarin left Vodafone after five years on the job, and his departure surprised many. At the time, Sarin said he was retiring to California to consider work in private equity.
Sarin is by no means a lock for the top job, and other names are being considered. Members of the Yahoo's board who are conducting the search for Yang's replacement will present their recommendations to Yahoo's full board.
Sarin, a telecom veteran, pushed Vodafone into emerging markets such as India and Turkey, and refocused the company's strategy in low-growth markets.
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