Ex PayPal president’s qualifications called into question

It’s only five months since ex PayPal President Scott Thompson jumped ship to take up a new position as CEO of Yahoo! Now he’s back in the news for allegedly padding his CV with a degree in computer science which he never actually had.

It’s not the end of the world, he does hold a degree business administration with a major in accounting which lets face it is probably better qualification for a CEO then a degree in computer science. Yahoo! say that “there was an inadvertent error that stated Mr. Thompson also holds a degree in computer science”, but it’s given a Yahoo! investor cause to call for him to be sacked.

Of course it’s no accident that this particular investor spotted the discrepancy between actual and claimed qualifications. They are hoping shareholders will elect themselves to the Yahoo! board of directors so any shake up could work in their favour.