Facebook parent’s head of communications leaves company

A 3D printed Facebook’s new rebrand logo Meta is placed on laptop keyboard in this illustration taken on November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Head of communications for Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O), John Pinette, will be leaving the company, the social media company said  on Friday. 

Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will fill the acting role, a Meta spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Reuters. 

«John Pinette has left Meta. We are grateful for his positive contributions during an intense and significant time in the company’s history and  wish him well,» the statement said.

The spokesperson declined to say the reason for Pinette’s departure, citing Meta’s policy of not commenting on personnel matters. The Wall Street Journal first reported the departure of Pinette on Friday.Pinette was appointed vice president of global communications in April 2019, according to the company’s website. 

Before Joining the company, Pinette led communications for Gates Ventures, Bill Gates’ private office and innovation lab, for five years and was  Asia Pacific Communications Manager for Google. Corp (MSFT.O).