Wael Ghonim Steps Down From Google

Posted Apr 26, 2011

Decided to take a long term sabbatical from @Google & start a technology focused NGO to help fight poverty & foster education in #Egyptless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) executive Wael Ghonim has stepped down from the search engine giant company. Ghonim is best known for being the face of the recent revolution in Egypt that involved Hosni Mubarak stepping down as the President of the Middle Eastern country. Ghonim was temporarily arrested by government forces in Egypt and beaten. Now Ghonim will be taking along sabbatical from Google to start a technology nongovernmental organization to help fight poverty and spread education to those who need it. [Wired]