TikTok CEO resigns
Kevin Mayer, TikTok’s chief executive has resigned from his job under pressure from the United States government to sell the famous video app to an American company to its Chinese owner. Mayer, a former Disney executive, became CEO of TikTok in May.
Kevin Mayer TikTok CEO resigns after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive ordered a ban on TikTok from the U.S. internet space, unless Bytedance ‘s parent company sells its U.S. operations within 90 days to an American company.
President Trump said the Chinese popular video app, posed on the United State national security and that the app could share citizens’s information with the China’s government.
In a statement, Tik Tok said:
“I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require, and what it means for the global role I signed up for,” he said in the letter. “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.”
“We appreciate that the political dynamics of the last few months have significantly changed what the scope of Kevin’s role would be going forward, and fully respect his decision. We thank him for his time at the company and wish him well,” TikTok said in a statement
Mayer will be replaced by U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas on an interim basis, TikTok said.