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Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down

  • Veteran executive ‘Schrep’ will shift to senior fellow role
  • Hardware boss Andrew Bosworth will be promoted to CTO role
Mike Schroepfer

Mike Schroepfer

Photographer: Martina Albertazzi/Bloomberg
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Facebook Inc. Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, a 13-year veteran who oversees the social network’s work in artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the blockchain, will step down next year.

Another longtime Facebook executive, Andrew Bosworth, will take over as CTO, according to an internal message on Wednesday from Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. Schroepfer’s move marks the most significant departure from the company in years and follows the recent exits of several other top executives.