Twitter has not started the new year off well. Kathy Chen, its managing director in Greater China, has decided to leave the company, joining a long list of executives who did so in 2016.
Due to a government ban, Twitter does not actually operate in China. However, the company has an office in Hong Kong to reach Chinese advertisers and work with local developers.
10/12 I will take some time off to recharge, study about different cultures and then pursue more international business opportunities.
— Kathy Chen (@kathychen2016) December 31, 2016
Adam Messinger, the company’s chief technology office for four years, tweeted last month that he was departing to “take some time off” and Twitter’s vice president of product, Josh McFarland, left to join Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley venture firm.
After losing eight executives last year and struggling to grow users, Twitter laid off 9% of its staff in October.