Twitter Names Former Google Exec Chairman

Omid Kordestani gets a new gig.

9LJkCtoVTwitter has named Omid Kordestani its executive chairman. Kordestani was previously Google’s chief business officer. He had been with Google since 2009.

“It’s rare you get to be at a company with an amazing business that’s also transforming the world. I’ve had good fortune to be at three: Netscape,@google, and now @twitter,” tweeted Kordestani.

The announcement comes one day after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced he was cutting roughly eight percent of the company’s workforce.