When the new Facebook employees started in the company, there was always someone to greet them publicly: Chris Cox.
Cox joined Facebook in 2005, a year after its founding, and was one of the top 1
"For the average employee of Facebook, Facebook without Chris Cox is almost unimaginable", said the former employee.
He also had a reputation as one of the company greats. thinkers and top speakers – the main reasons why he was trusted to share the Facebook ethos with his new employees every week.
"Chris is one of the people that everyone in the company has respected the most," said Henry Liu, a former strategist account manager on Facebook who left the company in 2017. "His charisma, his passion for the future of communication and the way it tells the story of Facebook products have really invigorated all employees in corporate meetings. "
Cox's departure comes a few days after CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a drastic change in strategy, stating that Facebook's future lies in private communication. The change is noteworthy for a company that has built one of the world's most valuable assets at the expense of billions of users who share their data publicly and who allow marketing experts to use that information to target them with advertisements.