Facebook Parent Meta’s Head of Communications John Pinette Leaves Company

The pinnacle of communications at Fb mum or dad Meta Platforms, John Pinette, is leaving the corporate, the social media firm mentioned late on Friday.

Chris Norton, vice chairman of worldwide communications, will cowl the function on an interim foundation, a Meta spokesperson mentioned in an emailed assertion to Reuters.

“John Pinette has left Meta. We’re grateful for his optimistic contributions throughout an intense and important time within the firm’s historical past, and we want him properly going ahead,” the assertion mentioned.

The spokesperson declined to say why Pinette was leaving, citing Meta coverage of not commenting on personnel issues.

The Wall Avenue Journal first reported Pinette’s departure on Friday.

Pinette was appointed vice chairman of worldwide communications in April 2019, based on the corporate’s web site.

Earlier than becoming a member of the corporate, Pinette led communications for Gates Ventures, the non-public workplace and innovation lab of Invoice Gates, for 5 years, and was the top of Asia Pacific communications for Google. He additionally held numerous product and company communications management positions at Microsoft.

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