Twitter owner Elon Musk made a surprise appearance on Tuesday by posting photos of his dog Floki sitting in a chair, wearing a ball with the word ‘CEO’ written on it.
Elon Musk followed up with a series of messages that his dog is the best CEO ever, referring to former Twitter CEO Parag Aggarwal, who he fired a few days ago.
Musk’s relationship with Aggarwal has been rocky both before and after the billionaire acquired Twitter last year for $44 billion.
Former Twitter owner Jack Dorsey is said to have tried unsuccessfully, and Musk fired Aggarwal after giving him an escort of more than $30 million.
A pair of follow-up tweets showed Floki wearing a pair of glasses while climbing across his executive’s desk and pawing through a spread of Twitter paperwork.
‘He’s great with numbers!’ Musk wrote in one tweet, adding ‘And has style,’ in another.
The humorous tweets come as Musk told the World Government Summit conference in Dubai that a new CEO should be running Twitter, and that he was likely to have one in place by the end of 2023.
Speaking to the summit by video call, Musk said it had been a ‘rollercoaster’ since he took the reins at Twitter last year.
‘I’m guessing probably towards the end of this year should be good timing to find someone else to run the company,’ he told the World Government Summit conference in Dubai via video.
‘I need to stabilize the organization and make sure it’s in a healthy place and that the product roadmap is clearly laid out… I think it should be in a stable position around the end of this year.’
Musk paid $44 billion for his favorite social media platform and exiting day-to-day operations would allow him to deflect criticism that he is neglecting his other ventures, especially car company Tesla, which has seen its share price plummet since he took over Twitter.
Forbes estimates Musk’s wealth at just under $200 billion. The Forbes analysis ranks Musk as the second-wealthiest person on Earth, just behind French luxury brand magnate Bernard Arnault.