Tony Xu, the co-founder and CEO of online food-ordering platform DoorDash, has joined the board of directors of Meta, the Facebook’s parent company has announced.
Xu has been serving as DoorDash’s chief executive officer and has been on its board since May 2013. He was appointed DoorDash’s board chair in November 2020.
‘Millions of local merchants use Meta’s tools to grow and run their businesses every month. I look forward to working with the board as the company enters the next stage of its journey,’ said Xu in a statement.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta, said, 'Tony has built a great service for millions of people to get food and more from hundreds of thousands of restaurants and small businesses. I’ve always thought it’s important to have great tech leaders on our board, and Tony has direct experience both running a tech company and solving complex challenges in commerce. I look forward to learning from his perspective as we build towards the metaverse.'
Xu holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Xu’s appointment brings the total number of directors on Meta’s board to 10.
Meta’s current board members include, among others, Mark Zuckerberg, Peggy Alford, executive vice president, global sales, PayPal Holdings, Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO, Dropbox, Nancy Killefer, retired senior partner, McKinsey & Company, and Sheryl K. Sandberg, chief operating officer, Meta.