SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook mentioned on Wednesday that Mike Schroepfer, the chief know-how officer and a longtime government, deliberate to step down from his place subsequent yr, in a uncommon change to the top ranks of the social community.
Mr. Schroepfer, who has labored at Facebook for greater than 13 years, plans to transition into a task as a senior fellow, which he mentioned would permit him to concentrate on actions outdoors the corporate.
“This is a difficult decision because of how much I love Facebook and how excited I am about the future we are building together,” Mr. Schroepfer mentioned in a put up on his private Facebook web page. He mentioned he would spend extra time with household and on private philanthropic efforts while persevering with to work on recruiting and growing technical expertise for Facebook.
Mr. Schroepfer will get replaced as chief know-how officer by Andrew Bosworth, one other longtime Facebook worker and an in depth good friend of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief government. Mr. Bosworth, who is healthier recognized inside the corporate by his nickname, Boz, has labored in many various elements of Facebook, together with growing its promoting merchandise and constructing its digital actuality and video gadgets.
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