TikTok COO Vanessa Pappas Stepping Down From Role After Five Years

TikTok COO Vanessa Pappas Stepping Down From Role After Five Years

TikTok has faced scrutiny worldwide over security concerns due to its Chinese ownership.

TikTok COO Vanessa Pappas Stepping Down From Role After Five Years

Photo Credit: google image (TikTok Chief Operating Officer Vanessa Pappas)

TikTok Chief Operating Officer V. Pappas is stepping down after five years with the short-video company owned by China’s ByteDance, according to an email seen by Reuters on Thursday.

In an email to staff, Pappas said they would be taking on an advisory role for the company during the transition.

ByteDance Chief Executive Shou Chew also announced Thursday in a memo to employees shared with Reuters that Zenia Mucha, previously a 20-year veteran at Walt Disney, will join TikTok as chief brand and communications officer.

Adam Presser, TikTok’s chief of staff, will become head of operations and oversee content, user operations and distribution, Chew said.

TikTok has faced scrutiny worldwide over security concerns due to its Chinese ownership.

U.S. lawmakers last week introduced new legislation to protect Americans’ user data from being used by U.S. adversaries.

Last month, TikTok sued Montana after it became the first state to ban the app state-wide.

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