Facebook Executive Bonomo Resigns Amid Reshuffling in Europe

Facebook Inc.’s sales chief in France, Italy, Iberia and the Benelux will leave the social-networking company as part of a wider management reshuffling in Europe, where regulators are keeping watch on its privacy policies.

Paola Bonomo, who’s based in Milan, will formally depart on Sept. 16, Facebook said in an e-mailed statement confirming an earlier report by Bloomberg News. France, Italy and Iberia will now be referred to as Southern Europe and led by Laurent Solly, who also retains his role as country manager for France.

“We have decided to change the structure of our countries in EMEA to better align our markets,” Facebook said in the statement. “This change has impacted Paola Bonomo’s current role and regretfully Paola has decided to leave Facebook to pursue external opportunities."

Facebook is coming under scrutiny in the U.S. and Europe for revisions to privacy policies for the free messaging service WhatsApp. European Union regulators last week indicated that European users need to remain in charge of their personal data.

Bonomo, who was Facebook’s ‎southern Europe global marketing solutions director, worked for the company since 2015. She previously held positions at Vodafone Group Plc, EBay Inc. and McKinsey & Co. Inc.

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