John Pinette, Head of Communications at Facebook Parent Meta, is leaving the company


The head of communications for Facebook parent Meta Platforms, John Pinette, is leaving the company, the social media company announced on Friday.

Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will take on the role on an interim basis, a meta spokesperson said in an email to Reuters.

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

The spokesman declined to say why Pinette left, referring to the meta-policy of not commenting on personnel matters.

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

Pinette was named 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, and was the director of Asia-Pacific communications at Google for five years. He also held a number of leadership positions in product and corporate communications at Microsoft.

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