Facebook Hires Former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

October 19, 2018

Facebook hired former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as the head of the company's global affairs and communications team. Clegg was a former European Commission trade negotiator and member of the European Parliament. His ties to Brussels may be beneficial to Facebook, as the company faces increased scrutiny from European lawmakers. Clegg takes over from Elliot Schrage, who had held the position for a decade.