Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Meta, announced her departure from the social media giant on Wednesday following the company’s rise to prominence around the world which has also led to various scandals.
Sandberg, who had worked for Facebook for 14 years since he was an upstart, was a top executive for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“To sit alongside Mark for these 14 years has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime,” she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post announcing her resignation. “Mark is a true visionary and caring leader. He sometimes says we grew together, and we did.”
In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg credited Sandberg with much of the company’s success.
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“When Sheryl joined me in 2008, I was only 23 and barely knew how to run a business,” he writes.
“Sheryl designed our ad business, hired great people, shaped our management culture and taught me how to run a business,” Zuckerberg added. “She created opportunity for millions of people around the world, and she deserves credit for much of what Meta is today.”
Sandberg will leave the company in the fall. His departure comes as Zuckerberg aims to rebrand the Meta platforms and reorient the company towards building the metaverse.
In her post, Sandberg said she plans to focus on her philanthropic work and her family.
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