Elliot Schrage, the high-profile exec who heads Facebook’s public policy and communications efforts, is leaving the company after a decade at the...
Elliot Schrage, the high-profile exec who heads Facebook’s public policy and communications efforts, is leaving the company after a decade at the social media giant, according to a company spokesperson.
Schrage, who joined Facebook from Google where he held a similar position running global communications and public affairs, will stay on at the social networking giant for a time to help hire his replacement. He’ll then serve as an advisor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Elliot Schrage is the Vice President of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, where he is responsible for developing and coordinating key messages about products, corporate business and partnerships. He also oversees the company’s public policy strategy worldwide. Elliot joined Facebook from Google, where he was the Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. He helped broaden and coordinate the company’s messaging from a focus on product PR to include all aspects of corporate, financial, policy, philanthropic and internal communications. Prior to Google, Elliot was the Bernard L. Schwarz Senior Fellow in business and foreign policy at the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. Earlier in his career, Elliot served as the Senior Vice President of Global Affairs for Gap Inc. and an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Columbia Law School. He has been a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. Elliot holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.