Sheryl Sandberg Announces She is Stepping Down As Meta COO After 14 Years

Sheryl Sandberg

Meta’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg has announced that she will step down from her leading role after 14 years as the company’s second-highest-ranking executive.

She Joined Facebook in 2008 and Was Expected To Remain in the Role For Five Years

“Fourteen years later, it’s time for me to write the next chapter of my life,” Sandberg said in a Facebook post late Wednesday.

I’m not entirely sure where the future will take me.. I’ve learned a lot. But I know it will involve me focusing more on myself.”

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Said It Was the End of An Era

She posted, “14 years later, my good friend and partner Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as Meta’s COO.”

“I’m going to miss running this company with Sherrill. But I’m glad she continues to serve on our board of directors so we can benefit from her knowledge and experience,” Zuckerberg said.

Prior to joining Facebook, Sandberg spent six years building his online sales channels at Google for AdWords and AdSense tools.

His Departure From Meta Was Anticipated Earlier

His departure would be ‘an incredibly non-shocking departure for basically everyone inside the company,’ tweeted Dr Pusateri, a former member of Meta’s communications department.

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