Sheryl Sandberg announced today on Facebook that she is leaving Meta after more than a decade as the company’s chief operating officer.
Sandberg joined Meta and then Facebook as chief operating officer in 2008. Over the course of 14 years, Sandberg led the company through an IPO, an unprecedented period of explosive growth for the industry and its sometimes rocky path to becoming one of the most socially significant and influential companies. valuable technology companies in the world.
Meta Chief Development Officer Javier Olivane will take over as COO following Sandberg’s departure. “Xavi will be our next COO as he will now lead our integrated advertising and business products, and continue to lead our infrastructure, integrity, analytics, marketing, corporate development and growth,” Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote. . a Facebook post in the news noting that the role of Olivan would be “different from what Cheryl did”.
“This will be a more traditional COO role where Javi will focus on internal and operational tasks, drawing on his extensive experience in improving the efficiency and rigor of our execution,” Zuckerberg wrote.
While she leaves the management team, Sandberg will remain in her role on the Meta board. She became the first female board member when she joined in 2012.
In a Facebook post, Sandberg opened up about her long tenure with the company and the personal struggles she endured during that time, including the death of her husband Dave Goldberg in 2015.
“When I was thinking about joining Facebook, my late husband Dave advised me not to get involved and try to resolve all significant issues with Mark right away, as we will run into so many over time,” Sandberg wrote.
Reports in recent years have suggested that Facebook’s missteps during the Trump administration have strained relations between Sandberg and Zuckerberg. In a Facebook post, Sandberg talked about her long-standing relationship with the Facebook founder, which will continue through her seat on the board of directors.
“… I asked Mark for three things: that we sit next to each other, that he meet with me one on one every week, and that at these meetings he would give me honest feedback when he thought I messed up something. “- wrote Sandberg. “Mark said yes to all three, but added that the feedback should be mutual. To this day, he keeps those promises.”
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