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|Yahoo! Europe Appoints Mark Opzoomer as Managing Director|
London. – July 11, 2001 – Yahoo! Europe, which provides communications, commercand media services through eight local Yahoo! sites, today announces the appointment of Mark Opzoomer as Managing Director and Regional Vice President of Yahoo! Europe. He will join Yahoo! Europe in mid-September 2001.
Mark Opzoomer joins Yahoo! Europe from Xtempus Limited, a wireless services business, where he held the position of Chairman, directing the overall strategy of the company. Xtempus acquired the wireless development activities of Talkcast Corporation plc in February 2001 where Opzoomer was previously Chief Executive. Prior to this, Opzoomer was Deputy Chief Executive of Hodder Headline PLC from 1994-1999, a consumer and educational book publishing company, responsible for overall operational and financial aspects of the business. Previously, Opzoomer was the Commercial Director of the Virgin Group’s Virgin Communications, where he played a key role in the Virgin Group buy-out off the London Stock Exchange and refinancing Virgin Communications as an independent entity. These activities resulted in the formation of Virgin Mastertronic Group, which established the distribution of Sega consumer products in Europe and was sold to Sega Enterprises in 1991. Opzoomer was a key member of the management team that grew this business, renamed Sega Europe, to billion sales across Europe in 1993.
Mark holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC (Coopers & Lybrand) in 1981 and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.
Jeff Mallett, President and COO of Yahoo! Inc, commented:
Mark Opzoomer, newly appointed MD of Yahoo! Europe added:
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About Yahoo! Europe
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services to more than 200 million individuals each month worldwide. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, www.yahoo.com is the leading guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user reach. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and reaches the largest audience worldwide. The company also provides online business and enterprise services designed to enhance the productivity and Web presence of Yahoo!'s clients. These services include Corporate Yahoo!, a popular customized enterprise portal solution; audio and video streaming; store hosting and management; and Web site tools and services. The company's global Web network includes 24 World properties. Yahoo! has offices in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Canada and the United States, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
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