Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO days after being sacked


OpenAI co-founder Sam Altman will be returning to his CEO post at the company, just days after he was fired by the board, confirmed the firm.

The tech company added that the agreement “in principle” involves a new board members being appointed.

Altman’s reinstation comes in reaction to the staff’s open letter threatening to resign. The CEO was fired in an unprecedented move on Friday.


“I am looking forward to returning to OpenAI,” wrote Altman on his X handle, formerly known as Twitter. He added that he loves his crypto giant and every move he made in the past few days has been towards keeping his team and its mission intact.

He also shared that the firm would build on its “strong partnership with Microsoft.”

Last week, the board decided to fire Altman, on the grounds of inconsistent candid conversation, which led to resignation of its co-founder Greg Brockman, driving the star AI company into chaos.

The decision was made by three non-employee board members, Adam D’Angelo, Tasha McCauley, and Helen Toner, along with the third co-founder and the firm’s chief scientist Ilya Sutskever.