Management

Mark Zuckerberg , , , Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. Mark is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.

Sheryl Sandberg , , , Chief Operating Officer

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey.

Sheryl lives in Menlo Park, California, with her son and daughter.

Dave Wehner , , , Chief Financial Officer

Dave Wehner is chief financial officer of Facebook, where he leads the finance, facilities and information technology teams. Prior to becoming CFO in June 2014, Dave served as Facebook’s vice president of Corporate Finance and Business Planning. From 2010 through 2012, Dave served as Chief Financial Officer of Zynga Inc. Before Zynga, Dave was a Managing Director at Allen & Company, an investment bank focused on media and technology, which he joined in 2001.

Dave holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Georgetown University, and a M.S. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

Mike Schroepfer , , , Chief Technology Officer

Mike Schroepfer is chief technology officer at Facebook. In that role, he leads the development of the technology strategies and teams that will enable Facebook to connect billions of people around the world and make significant breakthroughs in fields like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Before Facebook, Mike was vice president of engineering at Mozilla Corporation, where he led the global and open product development process behind Firefox. Mike was formerly a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, which acquired his company, CenterRun. He began his career working at various startups, including a digital effects software startup where he developed software that has been used in several major motion pictures. Mike holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University and has filed two US patents.

David Fischer , , , Chief Revenue Officer

David Fischer is chief revenue officer of Facebook, overseeing the company’s advertising business and managing the sales and marketing teams worldwide. Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, David spent eight years at Google in various roles, including vice president of global online sales and operations, where he helped globalize the company’s business and operations. David previously served as deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Treasury Department and worked on a variety of economic policy issues within the federal government. Prior to that, David was an Associate Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he covered economics and business from Washington, DC.

David holds a B.A. in government and international relations from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University.

Jennifer Newstead , , , General Counsel

Jennifer G. Newstead is General Counsel of Facebook, where she oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance and securities compliance, regulatory oversight, litigation, intellectual property and commercial matters. Prior to joining Facebook in 2019, Jennifer served as the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, where she led the legal team responsible for advising the Secretary of State on all domestic and international legal issues affecting the conduct of U.S. foreign relations. Earlier in her career, she served as General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as a Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice, and as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel. Jennifer was a partner for twelve years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where she advised global corporations in litigation, regulatory investigation and compliance matters. She holds an AB from Harvard University and a JD from Yale Law School. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She has previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Board of Directors

Mark Zuckerberg , , , Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. Mark is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.

Sheryl Sandberg , , , Chief Operating Officer

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations.

Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey.

Sheryl lives in Menlo Park, California, with her son and daughter.

Peggy Alford , ,

Peggy Alford has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Ms. Alford has served as Executive Vice President, Global Sales of PayPal Holdings, Inc., a digital payments company, since March 2020, and previously served as Senior Vice President, Core Markets from March 2019 to March 2020. From September 2017 to February 2019, Ms. Alford served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization. Ms. Alford previously held a variety of senior positions at PayPal from May 2011 to August 2017, including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Americas, Global Customer and Global Credit, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources, People Operations and Global Head of Cross Border Trade. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Alford served as President and General Manager of Rent.com, an eBay Inc. company, and also served as its Chief Financial Officer from October 2005 to March 2009. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Alford served as Marketplace Controller and Director of Accounting Policy at eBay. Ms. Alford has served on the board of directors of the Macerich Company, a real estate investment trust, since June 2018. Ms. Alford holds a B.S. in accounting and business administration from the University of Dayton.

Member of the Audit & Risk Oversight Committee

Member of the Privacy Committee

Marc L. Andreessen , ,

Marc L. Andreessen has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2008. Mr. Andreessen is a co-founder and has been a General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm, since July 2009. Previously, Mr. Andreessen co-founded and served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Opsware, Inc. (formerly known as Loudcloud Inc.), a software company. He also served as Chief Technology Officer of America Online, Inc., an Internet services company. Mr. Andreessen was a co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation, a software company, serving in various positions, including Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Products. In addition to serving on our board of directors, Mr. Andreessen currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of several private companies. Mr. Andreessen previously served as a member of the boards of directors of eBay Inc. from September 2008 to October 2014, Hewlett-Packard Company from September 2009 to October 2015, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company from November 2015 to April 2018. Mr. Andreessen holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Member of the Audit & Risk Oversight Committee

Member of the Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee

Kenneth I. Chenault , ,

Kenneth I. Chenault has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2018. Mr. Chenault is Chairman and a Managing Director at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Mr. Chenault was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company, a position he held from 2001 to 2018. He joined American Express in 1981 as Director of Strategic Planning and served subsequently in a number of increasingly senior positions, including Vice Chairman and President and Chief Operating Officer, until his appointment as CEO. Mr. Chenault also serves on the boards of directors of Airbnb, the Harvard Corporation and numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Advisory Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and previously served on the boards of directors of IBM and The Procter & Gamble Company. He also serves on the board of trustees for NYU Langone Health. Mr. Chenault holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College. He also has received honorary degrees from several universities, and awards from a wide variety of civic, social service, and community organizations.

Member of the Audit & Risk Oversight Committee

Andrew W. Houston , ,

Andrew W. Houston has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2020. Mr. Houston has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Dropbox, Inc., a global collaboration platform, since June 2007. Mr. Houston holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Member of the Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee

Nancy Killefer , ,

Nancy Killefer has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2020. Ms. Killefer served as a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, from 1992 until her retirement in August 2013. Ms. Killefer joined McKinsey in 1979 and held a number of leadership roles, including serving as a member of the firm’s governing board. Ms. Killefer also served as Assistant Secretary for Management, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1997 to 2000 and as a member of the IRS Oversight Board from 2000 to 2005, including as Chair of the IRS Oversight Board from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Killefer has served on the boards of directors of Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare services company, since September 2015, Taubman Centers, Inc., a real estate investment trust, since January 2019, and Natura & Company, a global personal care cosmetics group, since January 2020. Ms. Killefer also previously served on the boards of directors of Computer Sciences Corporation from August 2013 to November 2015, the Advisory Board Company from September 2013 to November 2017, CSRA, Inc. from November 2015 to April 2018, and Avon Products, Inc. from September 2013 to January 2020. Ms. Killefer holds a B.A. in economics from Vassar College and an M.S. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chair of the Privacy Committee

Robert M. Kimmitt , ,

Robert M. Kimmitt has served as a member of our board of directors and as our Lead Independent Director since March 2020. Ambassador Kimmitt has served as Senior International Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, an international law firm, since April 2009. From 2005 to 2009, Ambassador Kimmitt served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy at Time Warner, a media and entertainment company. From 2000 to 2001, Ambassador Kimmitt served as Vice Chairman and President of Commerce One, a software company. From 1997 to 2000, Ambassador Kimmitt was a partner at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. Previously, Ambassador Kimmitt served as managing director at Lehman Brothers from 1993 to 1997, United States Ambassador to Germany from 1991 to 1993, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1989 to 1991, partner at Sidley & Austin LLP from 1987 to 1989, General Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1985 to 1987, and National Security Council Executive Secretary and General Counsel from 1983 to 1985. Ambassador Kimmitt has extensive public company board experience, most recently serving as a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG from April 2010 to May 2018. Ambassador Kimmitt holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Member of the Privacy Committee

Peter A. Thiel , ,

Peter A. Thiel has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2005. Mr. Thiel has served as President of Thiel Capital, an investment firm, since 2011 and a Partner of Founders Fund, a venture capital firm, since 2005. In 1998, Mr. Thiel co-founded PayPal, Inc., an online payment company, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of its board of directors from 2000 until its acquisition by eBay in 2002. Mr. Thiel holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Chair of the Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee

Tracey T. Travis , ,

Tracey T. Travis has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2020. Ms. Travis has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, since August 2012. From January 2005 to July 2012, Ms. Travis served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation, a luxury and apparel company. Ms. Travis previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance of Limited Brands from 2002 to 2004 and Chief Financial Officer of Intimate Brands Inc. from 2001 to 2002. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Travis served as Chief Financial Officer of the Americas Group of American National Can. From 1989 to 1999, Ms. Travis held various management positions at PepsiCo/Pepsi Bottling Group. Ms. Travis began her career at General Motors Co. as an engineer and senior financial analyst. Ms. Travis has served on the board of directors of Accenture plc, a professional services company, since July 2017 and previously served on the board of directors of Campbell Soup Company from November 2011 to November 2017. Ms. Travis holds a B.S.E. in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. in finance and operations from Columbia University.

Member of the Audit & Risk Oversight Committee

Jeffrey D. Zients , ,

Jeffrey D. Zients has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2018. Mr. Zients currently serves as the CEO of the Cranemere Group Limited, a diversified holding company. Mr. Zients served in the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2017, including as Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He also founded and managed Portfolio Logic LLC, an investment firm, from 2003 to 2009. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Zients served in various roles at the Advisory Board Company, a research and consulting firm, including as Chairman from 2001 to 2004 and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2000. He also served as Chairman of the Corporate Executive Board, a business research firm, from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Zients holds a B.A. in political science from Duke University.

Chair of the Audit & Risk Oversight Committee

Committee Composition

Audit & Risk Oversight Compensation, Nominating & Governance Privacy
Peggy Alford
Marc L. Andreessen
Kenneth I. Chenault
Andrew W. Houston
Nancy Killefer
Robert Kimmitt
Peter A. Thiel
Tracey T. Travis
Jeffrey D. Zients
Chair Member

Committee Composition

Chair Member

Contact the Board

You can contact Facebook's Board of Directors to provide comments, to report concerns, or to ask a question, at the following address.

Corporate Secretary
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1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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