Twitter’s head of France resigns amid Musk’s shakeup
Twitter’s head of France, Damien Viel, announced his resignation from the social media platform in a tweet saying it was “over.”
“It’s over. Pride, honor, and mission accomplished. Goodbye #twitterfrance. What an adventure! What a team! What encounters! Thank you to all for these 7 amazing and intense years,” Viel, the head of the company’s operations in the country, tweeted on Sunday.
According to Reuters, Viel confirmed that he was indeed leaving Twitter but did not explain why.
Viel is the latest senior executive to resign from Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform in late October.
Last week, Musk gave the remaining Twitter staff an ultimatum: commit to working “hardcore” hours or leave the company with three months of severance pay. Hundreds of employees chose to resign, Reuters reported.
Musk has also warned that the company faces potential bankruptcy, as it is running on a negative cash flow of several billion dollars.
“There is no way to sugarcoat the message,” Musk wrote in an email to staff, adding that the “economic picture ahead is dire,” The New York Times reported.
Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.