TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quits after less than three months as U.S. plans ban

He was sent to the US. General manager Vanessa Pappas will be appointed on an interim basis, Tic Toc said.

Before joining Ticktock on June 1, Mayor Walt Disney Cos (DISN) was the top streaming executive. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Tiktak’s Chinese parent, Baitdance.

“In recent weeks, as the political climate has changed drastically, I have made a significant reflection on what organizational structural change requires, and what it means for the global role I sign up for,” the mayor wrote to employees and reviewed by Reuters.

“In the face of this, and as we expect to reach a resolution soon, I would like to inform you all that I have decided to leave the company with a heavy heart.”

Tic Toc, in an email statement, confirmed the mayor’s departure and Pappas’ interim appointment. It also confirmed the contents of a letter sent by the mayor the previous day.

In a separate internal letter reviewed by Reuters, Zaid Yiming, founder and CEO of Bytdance, said, “We are moving rapidly to find solutions to the problems we face globally, especially in the US and India.”

The mayor has joined the company as “arguably our most challenging moment,” he said.

“It is never easy to get into a leadership position in a company we move so quickly, and the circumstances surrounding their arrival have made it more complicated,” Zhang said.

In the midst of growing distrust between Washington and Beijing, Trump complained that Tic Tac could share information about users with the national security threat and the Chinese government.

The US will be in talks with Ticktock on August 6, effective September 6. The Trump executive has issued an order banning transactions. US of Ticktock He issued a separate order on August 14, giving Baitdance 90 days to discontinue operations and any data collected in the ticktalk country.

Bytans has negotiated the sale of Ticktock’s North American, Australia and New Zealand operations to companies including Microsoft Corp. (MSFTO) and Oracle Corp (ORCLN). Has said.

Ticktack was one of 59 Chinese applications banned by the Government of India in June following a border dispute between India and China.

That month, the mayor wrote to the Indian government that the Chinese government never requested user data, nor would it ask for ticktalk.

Pappas U.S. Joined TicTac in January 2019 as General Manager. He was previously the global head of creative insights on Google’s YouTube, his LinkedIn profile shows.

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