Mira Murati Appointed Interim CEO of OpenAI
OpenAI, a leading global AI company, has announced that Mira Murati, the chief technology officer, will be taking over as interim CEO as Sam Altman departs the company. The board is currently searching for a permanent successor.
Mira has been a key leader at OpenAI for five years and has a deep understanding of the company’s values, operations, and business. Her experience in AI governance and policy makes her uniquely qualified for the role. The board has expressed confidence in her ability to lead the company during this transition period.
The decision for Mr. Altman’s departure came after a review process by the board, which concluded that his communication with the board was not consistent and hindered its ability to fulfill its responsibilities.
OpenAI was founded in 2015 with the mission of ensuring that artificial general intelligence benefits humanity. As the company undergoes this leadership transition, it remains dedicated to advancing this mission.
In addition to Mira’s appointment, Greg Brockman will be stepping down as chairman of the board and remaining in his role at the company, reporting to the CEO. OpenAI’s board is primarily composed of independent directors to ensure the company’s governance and oversight while pursuing its mission.