Meta COO Sandberg to Step Down

Meta COO Sandberg to Step Down

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Meta Platforms, announced on Facebook she will step down later in 2022. She has served for 14 years as founder Mark Zuckerberg’s second in command.

Sandberg stated she will continue to serve on Meta Platform’s board of directors. “Sitting by Mark’s side for these 14 years has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime. Mark is a true visionary and a caring leader,“ she wrote.

Sandberg said she wasn’t sure about her next role, but her plans include getting married and focusing on her foundation and philanthropy. The COO explained said she joined Facebook in 2008 with the anticipation that she would be with the social media company for five years.

Facebook was a fledgling company when Sandberg joined in 2008 after previously helping build Google’s advertising business. Zuckerberg responded by praising Sandberg’s work building Meta’s advertising business by hiring great people, forging their management culture, and teaching him how to run a company.