As reported by the social network Facebook, the head of communications at Meta Platforms, John Pinette (John Pinette), has left his post.
The position will be held on a temporary basis by Chris Norton, Vice President, International Communications for Meta. “John Pinette has left Meta. Thank you for his positive contribution in a tense and important time in the company’s history, we wish him every success in the future. “, – said in the company’s official statement. A meta-spokesperson declined to explain the reasons for Pinette’s departure, as it was company policy not to discuss personnel issues.
John Pinette took over the position of Vice President of Global Communications in April 2019. Before joining Meta (then Facebook), he held a similar position for 5 years at Gates Ventures, the private office and innovation lab of former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. Previously, he was head of the Asia-Pacific communications department at Google. He also held senior positions in product and corporate communications at Microsoft. Pinette’s new job has not yet been announced.