Sheryl Sandberg leaves Meta: 'It was the opportunity of a lifetime'

Sandberg, who served as Facebook's and then Meta's COO for the past 14 years, announced she will be stepping down from the board in May; Mark Zuckerberg: 'Your dedication and guidance have been instrumental in driving our success'

Sheryl Sandberg, who served as COO for 14 years and member of the board for the past 12 years, announced on Wednesday that she is stepping down from the company's board of directors.
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"With a heart filled with gratitude and a mind filled with memories, I let the Meta board know that I will not stand for reelection this May," Sandberg wrote in her Facebook post.
Following a meeting with Zuckerberg at a Christmas party at the end of 2007, Sandberg left a senior position at Google and in March 2008 joined Meta, then under the name Facebook, as COO. She ended her term in June 2022 and has remained a board member ever since.
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שריל סנדברג סמנכ"לית התפעול של פייסבוק לשעבר
Sheryl Sandberg, former Meta COO
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"Serving as Facebook’s - and then Meta's - COO for 14 ½ years and a board member for 12 years has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I will always be grateful to Mark for believing in me and for his partnership and friendship; he is that truly once-in-a-generation visionary leader and he is equally amazing as a friend who stays by your side through the good times and the bad," Sandberg wrote.
Today, Sandberg leads the organization, which focuses on promoting various women-related projects. She is also a member of the investor group that will invest in the American Women's Soccer League.
"I will always be grateful to my colleagues and teammates at Meta for all the years of working side by side and all they taught me. And I am particularly grateful to my fellow Meta board members for their lasting friendships, the guidance they provided me for so many years, and their stewardship of products that mean so much to people all over the world," Sandberg wrote in the post.
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Sheryl Sandberg with Mark Zuckerberg
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"Thank you Sheryl for the extraordinary contributions you have made to our company and community over the years. Your dedication and guidance have been instrumental in driving our success and I am grateful for your unwavering commitment to me and Meta over the years. I look forward to this next chapter together," he commented on her post.
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