January 12, 2022 – Meta has announced that Tony Xu, co-founder and CEO of DoorDash, Inc., has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.
According to Meta, Xu has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of DoorDash, Inc. since May 2013. He was appointed DoorDash’s board chair in November 2020.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta, said: “Tony has built a great service for millions of people to get food and more from hundreds of thousands of restaurants and small businesses. I’ve always thought it’s important to have great tech leaders on our board, and Tony has direct experience both running a tech company and solving complex challenges in commerce. I look forward to learning from his perspective as we build towards the metaverse.”
Commenting on his appointment, Xu said: “Millions of local merchants use Meta’s tools to grow and run their businesses every month. I look forward to working with the board as the company enters the next stage of its journey”
Xu joins Meta’s current board members, who are: Mark Zuckerberg; Peggy Alford, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, PayPal Holdings, Inc.; Marc L. Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz; Drew Houston, Co-Founder and CEO, Dropbox, Inc.; Nancy Killefer, Retired Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Robert M. Kimmitt, Meta’s Lead Independent Director and Senior International Counsel at WilmerHale LLP; Sheryl K. Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Meta; Peter A. Thiel, Founders Fund; and Tracey T. Travis, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
For more information on Meta and its solutions for augmented and virtual reality, as well as its ambitions for the metaverse, please visit the company’s website.
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