The general manager of Twitter in France announced on Sunday that he was leaving his post. An announcement which comes in full context of departures from the group on a global scale, since the takeover of the social network by Elon Musk.
“It’s over”: Damien Viel, general manager of Twitter France, announced that he was leaving his post on the social network, without specifying whether this departure was his decision or not, after “seven incredible and intense years”.
“Pride, honor and mission accomplished. Goodbye #twitterfrance. What an adventure! What a team!
According to our information, Twitter France will not disappear and its office will remain open in Paris, driven in particular by advertisers in the luxury sector.
Global wave of layoffs
His previous message dated back to November 4 when Twitter, acquired by Elon Musk shortly before, began a global wave of layoffs. “All my thoughts, my respect, my energy and my love to the tweeps (nickname of Twitter employees, editor’s note) around the world today. Together we have built the most incredible application on the planet”, he wrote as well .
This departure comes as the future of the social network at the blue bird seems very uncertain after a week as turbulent as the previous ones, between new bleeding of the workforce and restoration of Donald Trump’s account, a source of controversy.
Before being appointed CEO of Twitter France in 2015, Damien Viel was YouTube’s sales director for Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Damien Viel had started in the marketing department of L’Oréal, then notably headed the advertising agency Carat France before becoming deputy director of M6 publicity, the advertising agency of the M6 group.