Here’s the breakdown of the executive changes:
Chris Cox will depart Facebook, but hasn’t revealed plans for what’s next.
Chris Daniels will leave WhatsApp, and Facebook declined to provide any details on why or the circumstances.
Will Cathcart will go from running the main Facebook app to VP of WhatsApp
Fidji Simo who was the VP of Product for Facebook video, news, and advertising will take over Cathcart’s role running Facebook’s main app
Javier Olivan who was Facebook’s VP of growth will lead the task of identifying how to integrate Facebook’s products, including the plan to unify the backend of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram direct to expand encryption and allow cross-app messaging that some see a shield against Facebook being broken up.
Instagram VP Adam Mosseri, Messenger’s VP Stan Chudnovsky, Simo, and Cathcart will now report directly to Zuckerberg, while Chief Marketing Officer Antonio Lucio reports to COO Sheryl Sandberg