Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Meta, has left the company after 14 years. In yet another blow to the company, Jerome Pesenti, Meta’s VP of AI, has announced his departure. Pesenti will leave the company in mid-June after assisting it through the early stages of the AI transformation, according to the company. Pesenti has been a member of Meta for four years.
Bosworth also stated that Meta’s AI technology and community will form a new cross-functional AI leadership team led by Joelle.
“We are grateful for the incredible work Jerome has done over the past four years in building, leading, and scaling a world-class AI function for Meta. As part of this transition, I am sorry to share that Jerome will depart Meta in mid-June after helping us through the early stages of this transition. We are grateful for the incredible work Jerome has done over the past 4 plus years in building, leading, and scaling a world-class AI function for Meta,” Andrew Bosworth, Chief Technology Officer wrote.
Sheryl Sandberg announced her resignation from Facebook in an unexpected move. Sandberg stated that she want to focus on charity activities, ending her 14-year relationship with the corporation.
“Fourteen years later, it is time for me to write the next chapter of my life. I am not entirely sure what the future will bring I have learned no one ever is,” she wrote. “But I know it will include focusing more on my foundation and philanthropic work… And as Tom and I get married this summer, parenting our expanded family of five children. Over the next few months, Mark and I will transition my direct reports and I will leave the company this fall… I will continue to serve on Meta’s board of directors,” she said.
Javier Olivan will succeed heryl as the company’s next Chief Operating Officer, Meta CEO revealed in an official Facebook post.
“Javi will be focused internally and operationally, building on his strong track record of making our execution more efficient and rigorous. As part of this, Molly Cutler, our VP Strategic Response, will join Javi’s team and report to Naomi Gleit,” said Zuckerberg.