Facebook parent Meta's head of communications exits company
John Pinette has left Meta Platforms. He'd handled communications since 2019.
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"We are thankful for John's positive contributions during an intense and significant time in the company's history," a Meta spokesperson said in an email Saturday. "We wish him well going forward." The spokesperson didn't give a reason for Pinette's departure.
Pinette gave employees the news in a Friday afternoon post, saying it would be his last day, according to The Wall Street Journal, which earlier reported on his exit. "I know the team will continue to thrive as you do some of the most important -- and most difficult -- work in Communications," the post said, according to the Journal.
Pinette had handled communications since 2019 and had previously led communications for Google in Asia. He'd also worked for Bill Gates as well as for Microsoft and for late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company Vulcan.