Mozilla Corporation announced today that it has elected longtime Chairman Mitchell Baker as CEO and has replaced Chris Beard, who has announced that he will step down in late August last year.
Baker is a logical representative choice to run the company. In a time of great turmoil around the world, she brings with it the stability of someone who has been with Mozilla Corporation since 2003. In a blog post by a company, she recognized the upcoming challenges and navigated through the current economic uncertainty and competition challenges that the company faces with its flagship Firefox browser.
“It is a time of challenge on many levels, there is no question about it. Mozilla's flagship remains excellent, but the competition is tough. The increasing vertical integration of internet experience remains a major challenge. It is also a time of need and opportunity. More and more people are realizing that the Internet needs attention, ”Baker wrote.
Baker has served as interim CEO since December since Beard officially left the company. In a board blog post announcing Baker's official new title, they realized that someone with their unique combination of skills and experience needed to lead the company through this next phase.
"Mitchell's deep understanding of Mozilla's existing businesses gives her the ability to give instructions and support to drive this important work forward," they wrote. Added: "And their leadership style, based on openness and honesty, helps the organization navigate the uncertainty that COVID-1
Mozilla Corporation was founded in 1998 and is known for its flagship, open source Firefox browser. The company faces tough competition from Google, Apple and Microsoft in the browser market.