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9 Mar, 2024
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OpenAI is undergoing a significant shakeup with the announcement of new board members and the reinstatement of CEO Sam Altman.‌‌

Following criticism of its all-male board makeup and diversity concerns, OpenAI is diversifying its leadership with the appointment of three accomplished women: Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo. Altman, who previously lost his seat on the board, is now returning as well.‌‌

This move follows an investigation by the law firm WilmerHale, which concluded that Altman's removal was due to a breakdown in trust, rather than concerns about product safety or financial matters.‌‌

The expanded board brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds in technology, nonprofit leadership, and corporate Governance. The board expansion aims to bring diverse expertise and oversight to OpenAI's transformative technologies.‌‌

In addition to the board changes, OpenAI is implementing new corporate governance guidelines, including a strengthened conflict of interest policy and the establishment of a whistleblower hotline.