San Francisco, Oct 2: Following the sudden resignations of co founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger last week Adam Mosseri will now head the Instagram.
“We are pleased to announce that Adam Mosseri, our current Vice President of Product, will become the Head of Instagram starting today”, said a statement issued by Instagram.
“We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a focus on craft and simplicity — as well as a deep understanding of the importance of community. These are the values and principles that have been essential to us at Instagram since the day we started, and we’re excited for Adam to carry them forward.”, the statement added.
Mosseri who began his career as a designer, managed his own design consultancy, and then joined Facebook design team in 2008.
“We remain excited for the future of Instagram in the coming years as we transition from being leaders at Instagram to being just two users in a billion. We’re confident that under Adam’s leadership, Instagram will evolve and improve and we look forward to the future of the product and community”, Systrom and Krieger said in a statement.
In his role leading Instagram, Adam Mosseri will oversee all functions of the business and will recruit a new executive team including a head of engineering, head of product and head of operations.UNI