The brand Facebook cannot be mentioned without identifying the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook founder has ceded some power to a 35-year-old executive, who is currently the company's most important product executive. His name is Chris Cox.
A 35-year-old executive at Facebook identified as Chris Cox is becoming the company's most important product executive, an unofficial title that was reconfirmed this week when he was put in charge of all Facebook's apps.
Cox, who is very much behind the scene, was put in charge of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger, Recode reports.
NAIJ.com notes that he represents a key aspect to the company’s culture, which is loyalty. Cox, who has been at Facebook for more that 12 years, is a trusted adviser to Zuckerberg, and has arguably become Zuckerberg’s most essential executive.
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Cox is a frequent speaker at Facebook's Friday all-hands meetings, and he has been running Facebook's core product for almost ten years.
He and Zuckerberg are close friends who live near each other in Palo Alto, while their spouses are also close friends.
He said in an interview with Recode: “When you know someone really well, you know how to talk to them. You know who they are, and you know how to listen to them. All of that stuff just makes getting work done together a lot easier because so much of working with somebody is communicating what you care about and why. Knowing somebody well means you don’t have to get to the bottom of what someone’s motivations are every time you interact.
“A lot of my closest friends are here. It’s a big part of my life. I feel lucky I stumbled in here back in 2005. I was completely randomly lucky to be in the right place at the right time on that one.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Facebook Inc chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, told Congress on Monday, April 10, that the social media network should have done more to prevent itself and its members’ data being misused and offered a broad apology to lawmakers.
His conciliatory tone preceded two days of Congressional hearings where Zuckerberg was set to answer questions about Facebook user data being improperly appropriated by a political consultancy and the role the network played in the US 2016 election.
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