Jon has stepped down as CEO of Opera after 15 years of running the company.
It's fairly normal for the founder to step down after a while and let someone else take over the CEO seat. Jon's new title of "Co-founder" seems to allow him to do all the exciting stuff he did as CEO, but avoid all the boring stuff like paperwork. He will still be working full-time for Opera in a leading and strategic role.
Our new CEO is Lars Boilesen. With more than 20 years of management experience, and apparently being hand-picked by Jon, I'm guessing he's the right man for the job.
Say goodbye to Jon the CEO. Say hello to Jon the Co-founder. He is no longer being chained by the CEO role, so I hope we haven't created a monster 🙂
The Choose Opera blog has some words from Jon himself.