On Friday, the micro-blogging platform Twitter announced that Evan Williams, who founded the company along with Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass on March 2006 officially departs from the company as he will be stepping down as a member of its board of directors by the end of the month.
The news of Williams leaving the social networking giant was announced by the company in a securities filings and then later, Wiliams himself confirmed the news via Twitter.
Williams is presently operating as the CEO of online publishing website Medium.com and had also earlier served as the CEO of Twitter for roughly two years from 2008 to 2010.
Before departing, he was the second largest shareholder on the company’s board of directors falling behind the current CEO Jack Dorsey.
While tweeting the news of his departure, he said that exiting from the tech giant’s board of directors will allow him to really concentrate on his many other ambitious projects. He also added that he will still be fully supporting the company in every way possible.
Jack Dorsey, who currently serves as the CEO of Twitter and was also one of its co-founders tweeted thanking Williams for his dedication to the company and for serving 12 years on the board.
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