After Sheryl Sandberg resigned from her position as chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook in June 2022, the woman who made the American company great now also wants to resign from her position on Meta's supervisory board. The 54-year-old made the announcement on Wednesday (local time) via her Facebook account: “With a heart full of gratitude and a mind full of memories, I inform the Meta Board of Directors that I will not run for re-election in May.”
After stepping down as chief operating officer two years ago after 14 years, she remained on the board to “ensure a successful transition.” The team, led by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has proven beyond doubt that the meta business is strong and well-positioned for the future, so now is a good time to retire. But Sandberg added that she will continue to “support the company in an advisory capacity” in the future.
Mark Zuckerberg thanks Sandberg for his commitment
Sandberg wrote that her nearly 14 years as chief operating officer and 12 years as a board member were “the opportunity of a lifetime.” She will always be grateful to Zuckerberg because he always planned for her; “He is a truly unique visionary leader and an equally amazing friend who will stick by your side through good times and bad.”
Zuckerberg thanked Sandberg's post with a short comment: “Your dedication and leadership have been instrumental to our success, and I am grateful for your unwavering commitment to me and to Meta over the years.”
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