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Facebook reorganizes internal teams, moves existing executives into new leadership roles

May 09, 2018 / Amy Gesenhues

As the dust settles from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis, the company is putting in motion a reorg that impacts its product and engineering teams and is reassigning a number of current executives to new leadership roles. Per internal communications sent to Facebook employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has divided the company’s product and engineering teams into three divisions, according to a report from Recode. The three new divisions will include a Family of Apps team, a New Platforms and Infra team and a Central Product Services team. The Family of Apps team will be run by Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, who will oversee WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook’s core app. Will Cathcart is now overseeing Facebook’s core app, and Chris Daniels, the former VP of Facebook’s Internet.org, will head up WhatsApp. (WhatsApp’s former CEO, Jan Koum, announced his resignation last week.) Also, Adam Mosseri, who formerly oversaw Facebook’s...