Three months after the ban waves hit the video-sharing social networking app owned by China-based ByteDance, TikTok Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mayer has quit his role. Three months after he assumed the office as the Chief Execution Officer, U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas will replace him on an interim basis, confirms Reuters.
The development came days after the US President Donald Trump’s order to block the app’s operations in the country unless it sells its American assets to a domestic company. Mayer has reportedly shot a letter to his employees on Thursday which briefed the reasons behind his decision.
“In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require. Against this backdrop, and as we expect to reach a resolution very soon, it is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company,” read Mayor’s letter to employees.
Accepting the former Disney executive’s decision, TikTok in a statement said-“We fully respect his decision. We thank him for his time at the company and wish him well.”