Kevin Mayer decides to quit the role of TikTok CEO just under four months, according to a report by The New York Times, the reason he was resigning was due to the pressure which was faced from Donald Trump administration due to its alleged closed ties with 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. Against this backdrop, and as we expect to reach a resolution very soon, it is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company.
Mayer had joined TikTok in May from as CEO of Disney Plus but during his short tenure there has been immense upheaval in TikTok’s operations. First off, India banned tiktok after its border skirmishes with china and the Byte Dance – owned app lost one its critical markets. In the last few months there have been a lot of speculations about the Us putting pressure on TikTok.
TikTok even sued the Trump administration and said, ‘the trump administration ignored our extensive efforts to address its concerns, which we conducted fully and in good faith. We do not take suing the government lightly, however we feel we have no choice but to take action to protect our rights and also the rights of our community and employees.
Mayor said that I want to be clear and say that the company has nothing to do with this decision, what I see for our future or belief I have in what we are building. Meanwhile tiktok have thanked Mayer and accepted his resignation. In an official statement tiktok spokesperson said, we appreciate Kevin’s presence and his political dynamics of the last few months and we fully respect his decision.