|Javier Olivan Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Year of Birth||1977|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Javier Olivan is a Spanish-born technology executive who made headlines after being announced as the next chief operating officer of Facebook following the departure of Sheryl Sandberg in June 2022. He has more than 100k followers on Facebook.
He was born in 1977.
Sabiñánigo, Aragon, Spain
Palo Alto, California, United States
Javier graduated cum laude from the University of Navarra with a master’s degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering in 2000.
He attended Stanford University, Graduate School of Business from 2005 until 2007 and earned his master’s degree in Business Administration.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Mole on the right side of his cheek
Javier Olivan Facts
- He can converse in English, German, French, Japanese, and Spanish fluently.
- Javier arrived at Facebook in 2007 as the Head of International Growth. He was instrumental in expanding Facebook’s reach into countries like India, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia, and Russia.
- In June 2022, he was announced to take over as the COO of Meta (formerly Facebook) from Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg became a prominent figure in Silicon Valley as a result of her prolific 14-year-long tenure at the company.
- Before joining Facebook, Javier had worked at conglomerates like NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) and Siemens.
- He spends his free time by going surfing and paragliding.
- Before getting promoted to the position of COO, Javier held the title of Chief Growth Officer. His responsibilities included managing features and functions across several platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp.
- As of 2022, he is a board member of Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization aimed at supporting the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. Additionally, he sat on the board of the e-commerce company, MercadoLibre Inc. from 2012 to 2019.
- According to Mark Zuckerberg, Javier is one of the most influential people in Facebook’s history.
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