Instagram Quietly Named 3 Department Heads

Its engineering, design and communications units have new leaders

New leaders are in place atop three Instagram departments - Credit by bigtunaonline/iStock
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Instagram confirmed three recent executive appointments to lead its engineering, design and communications departments.

Nam Nguyen, who had been leading parent company Facebook’s core engineering group, was named head of engineering at Instagram. He succeeds James Everingham, who moved to Facebook’s blockchain group last year.

Luke Woods, previously head of design for the flagship Facebook application, is Instagram’s new vice president and head of design. He succeeds Ian Spalter, who will lead Instagram’s first office in Japan.

And Instagram tapped Elisabeth Diana as its new vp and head of communications. Diana, who had been corporate communications director at Facebook, replaces Kristina Schake, who left the company earlier this year. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.