David Yu (born 6 November 1967) is the former chief executive officer of Internet betting exchange Betfair and a tech investor.
Education and early career
He became chief technology officer of Betfair in 2001. He was promoted to the position of CEO in January 2006 during a turbulent time for the company that saw the shakeup of the positions of CEO and Chairman with Sir Robert Horton being forced out as Chairman. As an IT guy, Yu's promotion to the helm was unusual. He took the company public on the London Stock Exchange in October 2010. David Yu stood down as CEO and from the Board on 31 December 2011 after a 60% drop in share value in the year after listing and the subsequent appointment of Breon Corcoran as his replacement.
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Sir Robert Horton (executive chairman)
| Chief Executive of Betfair
January 2006 - July 2012