Mozilla's board of directors has announced that Mitchell Baker is returning as permanent CEO of Mozilla. It comes after the board spent eight months looking for someone to fill the role. Baker previously served as CEO of Mozilla Corporation in 2005 when it was formed, but was replaced by then COO John Lilly in 2008.
According to the firm, Baker became the interim CEO back in December after she took an active role in day-to-day operations. She has been selected for the role due to her “deep understanding” of Mozilla's existing businesses. The board believes this puts her in a good position to “provide direction and support” to take the company forward.