John Pinette, head of communications at Meta Platforms, leaving company

Late on Friday, in a statement Meta Platforms Inc said, its head of communications John Pinette is leaving the company.

Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will cover the role on an interim basis, said the company.

“John Pinette has left Meta. We are thankful for his positive contributions during an intense and significant time in the company’s history, and we wish him well going forward,” said the statement.

Meta Platforms Inc declined to give a reason why Pinette was leaving the company.

According to the company’s website, Pinette was appointed as vice president of global communications in April 2019.

Before joining Meta Platforms, Pinette led communications at Gates Ventures, the private office and innovation lab of Bill Gates; for five years he was also the head of Asia Pacific communications for Google.

He also held a number of product and corporate communications leadership positions at Microsoft Corp.

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