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Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from company board after 12-year-long journey

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company’s board of directors at the end of the month.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
San Francisco Updated on: February 23, 2019 19:25 IST
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams
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Twitter co-founder Evan Williams

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company’s board of directors at the end of the month. 

Evan Williams tweeted," I'm very lucky to have served on the @Twitter board for 12 years (ever since there was a board). It's been overwhelmingly interesting, educational—and, at times, challenging."

Twitter announced his departure in a securities filings on Friday and Williams tweeted confirmation of the news.

Williams served as Twitter’s CEO from 2008 to 2010 and now is chief executive of publishing site Medium.com. 

He tweeted that stepping down will let him focus on other projects and that he will still be rooting for the Twitter team.

He was the second-largest Twitter shareholder on the company’s board behind CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey tweeted his appreciation for Williams, who served on the board for 12 years.

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