Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer will step down from the role in 2022, the company said on Tuesday.
The 46-year-old Schroepfer came to Facebook in 2004 after working as a research scientist at Sun Microsystems, with the express purpose of making the company a better place to live, sleep and work. As CTO, he’s led efforts to redesign news feed, launch the company’s Facebook Audience Network, get more people using Oculus and working on data science tools for underrepresented minorities.
“Mike Schroepfer has made important contributions to Facebook over the last 14 years and he will be greatly missed,” Facebook said in a statement. “Mike has played a key role in our technological development, and he has built strong teams to focus on both technical and business development, and he has brought enormous energy and passion to every role he has played here. We are grateful for his leadership and we wish him all the best in his next chapter.”
Schroepfer will continue to serve as a technical adviser to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, “in our many ongoing discussions about product strategy and infrastructure,” the company said. Schroepfer is also involved in the Yahoo and Oculus teams.
“It has been a great privilege to work on building software that touches so many people’s lives across the world. I remain deeply committed to Facebook and I look forward to working with Mark, Chris and the rest of the talented folks at Facebook for many years to come,” Schroepfer said in a statement.
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