Marne Levine is leaving the company after being with the organisation for almost 13 years. Levine was responsible for overseeing all advertising and business partnerships for Meta. The company’s longtime business executives Nicola Mendelsohn and Justin Osofsky, will take over her responsibilities.
Levine joined Meta, then Facebook, in 2010 as the company’s first ever vice president of global policy. She came to Meta from the Obama Administration and is a longtime confidant of former Meta chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Prior joining Meta, Levine spends sometime at Instagram where she served as the chief operating officer for several years. She grew the company’s business globally under her stewardship.
Levine will officially step down from her role on February 21, but will remain with the company as an employee until she leaves this summer to help with the transition.
“The reason why this time feels right for me is that business results have improved,” Levine said.
“They are moving in the right direction and we have a really solid strategy in place and we have really strong leaders in place, like Nicola and Justin,” she adds.
Levine’s departure comes just a few months after sweeping leadership changes announced at Meta last year.
Sandberg’s withdrawal last September saw the promotion of Javier Olivaan as chief operating officer.