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Meg Whitman Nominated as Ambassador to Kenya

Meg Whitman speaks about the short-lived short-form video streaming service for mobile Quibi during a keynote address Jan. 8, 2020 at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
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Veteran media and tech exec and Big Tech billionaire Meg Whitman is being been nominated for a top diplomatic post.

President Biden Wednesday (Dec. 8) announced his intention to nominate Whitman as ambassador to the Republic of Kenya, a nomination which will be submitted to the Senate for its approval.

Whitman is the former CEO of eBay, Hewlett-Packard and more recently Quibi, the shuttered short-form mobile subscription video app. She was also a strategic planning executive for Disney back in the 1980s.

Whitman had been a Republican fund-raiser when the rise of Donald Trump pushed her to support Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

She then streamed her support for then-presidential candidate Biden at the Democratic National Convention. ■