Before being appointed general manager of Twitter France in 2015, Damien Viel was director of sales for YouTube.
“It’s finish“. Damien Viel, Managing Director of Twitter Franceannounced to leave his functions 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 ! Which team ! What encounters!“, he was still content to tweet.
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, respect, energy and love to the tweeps (nickname of Twitter employees, Editor’s note) around the world today. We’ve built the most amazing app on the planet together“, he wrote as well.
This departure comes as the future of the social network with 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.
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