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By Jahnavi Nidumolu
(Reuters) -The pinnacle of communications at Fb (NASDAQ:) father or mother Meta Platforms Inc, John Pinette, is leaving the corporate, the social media firm stated late on Friday.
Chris Norton, vp of worldwide communications, will cowl the position on an interim foundation, a Meta spokesperson stated 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 nicely going ahead,” the assertion stated.
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 vp of worldwide communications in April 2019, in line with the corporate’s web site.
Earlier than becoming a member of the corporate, Pinette led communications for Gates Ventures, the personal workplace and innovation lab of Invoice Gates, for 5 years, and was the top of Asia Pacific communications for Google (NASDAQ:). He additionally held numerous product and company communications management positions at Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:.O).
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