Indeed, the world’s renowned job portal, announced that it has named Chris Hyams as its new CEO. Chris will replace Hisayuki Idekoba (Deko) who has served in that role since October 2013. Indeed’s parent company, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. today appointed Deko to its Board of Directors in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer.
“Chris’ appointment becomes effective on April 1, 2019, and Deko will join the Recruit Holdings Board of Directors in June subject to shareholder approval”
Deko will continue to live and work in Austin, Texas, USA, and will continue to be involved in management decisions as a director of Indeed.
Chris has served as President of Indeed since October 2015 and has been responsible for innovation and growth. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Product at Indeed and was responsible for Indeed’s product and operations. During his tenure, Chris helped build and grow Indeed’s global technology team.
“Indeed’s mission is to help people get jobs. I am grateful to the Recruit leadership team for the opportunity to lead an organization that helps so many people all over the world,” Chris said. “I feel a tremendous responsibility to Indeed’s employees, job seekers, and clients, and I look forward to working with our senior leadership team to carry on Indeed’s mission.”