TikTok COO resigned after five years in the role

TikTok Chief Operating Officer V Pappas is resigning after five years with the short-video company owned by China’s ByteDance, Reuters news report said.
TikTok for business“Given all the successes reached at TikTok, I finally feel the time is right to move on and refocus on my entrepreneurial passions,” Pappas said in an email to staff.

ByteDance Chief Executive Officer Shou Chew also announced Thursday in a memo to employees that Zenia Mucha, previously a 20-year veteran at Walt Disney, will join TikTok as chief brand and communications officer.

Adam Presser, TikTok’s chief of staff, will become head of operations and oversee content, user operations and distribution.

TikTok has faced scrutiny worldwide over security concerns due to its Chinese ownership.

U.S. lawmakers last week introduced new legislation to protect Americans’ user data from being used by U.S. adversaries.

Last month, TikTok sued Montana after it became the first state to ban the app state-wide.