The chief executive officer of Tik Tok has resigned from his post. Kevin Mayer was the CEO of Tik Tok. He is now replaced by Vanessa Pappas, the general manager of the company.
Vanessa will be coming on an interim basis as said by the reuters.
Mayer was Walt Disney Co’s top streaming executive before he joined Tik Tok on June. He was also appointed as chief operating officer of TikTok Chinese parent, ByteDance at the time.
The reason for Kevin resignations is Donald Trump Threats to ban the app. Less than four months after announcing he was joining the video app, Mr. Mayer said he was leaving. TikTok has been under pressure from the Trump administration.
Kevin said on Wednesday that he was resigning after the company came under sustained pressure from the Trump administration over its ties to China. “In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require, and what it means for the global role I signed up for,” he wrote in the email. “Against this backdrop, and as we expect to reach a resolution very soon, it is with a heavy heart that I want to let you all know that I decide to leave the company.”
Mr. Mayer announces in May that he will join TikTok, he signs up for a global role and that leading a global team is a “big draw” for him.
Zhang Yiming, the founder and chief executive of ByteDance, said in a note on Wednesday to employees that Mr. Mayer had joined the company at “arguably our most challenging moment.” He said that he and Mr. Mayer had spoken and that he understood how Mr. Mayer’s global role would be affected given that he was based in the United States.