Facebook parent’s head of communications leaves company

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This image, taken on November 2, 2021, features the new 3D rebranded Facebook meta logo on a laptop keyboard. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration

John Pinet, head of communications for Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O), will leave the company, the social media company said Friday.

Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will play the lead role, a Meta spokesman said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

“John Pinet has left the meta. We are grateful for his positive contributions during the most intense and significant times in the company’s history and wish him well,” the statement said.

The spokesman declined to give a reason for Pinet’s departure, citing Meta’s policy of not commenting on employee matters. The Wall Street Journal first reported Pinet’s departure on Friday. According to the company’s website, Pinet was appointed vice president of global communications in April 2019.

Prior to joining the company, Pinet led Communications for five years for Gates Ventures, Bill Gates’ private office and Innovation Lab, and was Asia Pacific Communications Manager for Google. Corp (MSFT.O).

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