Facebook parent company communications chief Meta leaves the company

Head of communications for Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms Inc, John Pinette, is leaving the company, the social media company said on Friday.

Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will assume the role on an interim basis, a Meta spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

“John Pinette has left Meta. We are grateful for his positive contributions during an intense and significant time in the company’s history, and we wish him well for the future,” the statement said.

The spokesperson declined to comment on why Pinette was leaving, citing Meta’s policy of not commenting on personnel matters.

The Wall Street Journal first announced Pinette’s departure on Friday.

Pinette was appointed vice president of global communications in April 2019, according to the company’s website.

Prior to joining the company, Pinette led communications for Gates Ventures, Bill Gates’ private office and innovation lab, for five years, and was Asia Pacific communications manager for Google. He has also held a number of executive product and corporate communications positions at Microsoft Corp.

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