San Francisco – Ahead of a planned initial public offering
(IPO), Internet telephone service Skype has named former Cisco senior vice
president Tony Bates as its new CEO, The New York Times reported, citing
Bates headed Cisco’s enterprise, commercial and small business unit,
which saw $20 billion in annual revenues.
He will replace Joshua Silverman, a
former eBay executive who has served as Skype’s CEO since 2008.