Facebook parent meta communications chief John Pinett leaves the company

John Pinnett, communications chief at Facebook parent Meta Platforms, is leaving the company, the social media company said late Friday.

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

“John Pinnett has left Meta. We are grateful for his positive contribution during a profound and important time in the company’s history, and we wish him the best of luck going forward,” the statement read.

The spokesperson declined to say why Pinett was leaving, citing a Meta policy of not commenting on personnel matters.

The Wall Street Journal first reported Pinett’s departure on Friday.

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

Prior to joining the company, Pinett led communications for Gates Ventures, the personal office of Bill Gates and innovation lab for five years, and was head of Asia Pacific communications for Google. He also held several product and corporate communications leadership positions at Microsoft.

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