Report: Instagram hires Facebook VP Marne Levine as COO


Instagram has reportedly hired its first Chief Operating Officer: Marne Levine, previously Facebook’s Vice President of Global Public Policy.

According to re/code, Levine will handle the day-to-day internal operations of Instagram, which Facebook acquired in 2012. Levine has been with Facebook for the past four years, leading the company’s decisions on global policy.

Re/code notes that while Levine’s specific job duties are being determined, she’ll have a hand in human resources, communication and policy. She might also be counted on for input in monetization, as well as partnerships, marketing and business operations, an Instagram spokesperson told re/code.

This isn’t the first time executives moved from Facebook to Instagram. In August, Instagram hired James Quarles from the social network as the company’s Global Head of Business. Last year, Peter Deng went from Facebook to Instagram as Director of Product.

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