Sheryl Sandberg joined Facebook in March 2008 as chief operating officer. In this role, she is responsible for Facebook’s business operations, including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy, and communications.
Ms. Sandberg joined Facebook after six years at Google, where she served as vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations. In that role, she built and managed Google’s online sales channels and managed global operations for Google’s consumer products.
Ms. Sandberg was also a leader for the company’s philanthropic efforts. She created the Google Grants program, which donated over $240 million dollars of advertising to nonprofits worldwide. The Economist called her “the unseen driving force behind the creation of Google.org,” Google’s philanthropic arm, where she served as a founding member of the board and led the search for its executive director, Larry Brilliant.
Prior to joining Google, Ms. Sandberg was the chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department, where she helped lead its work on forgiving debt in the developing world. Before that, Ms. Sandberg was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and an economist with the World Bank, where she worked on eradicating leprosy in India. Ms. Sandberg currently serves on the boards of The Brookings Institution, Women for Women International, The Ad Council, Leadership Public Schools and eHealth.
Ms. Sandberg received a BA summa cum laude in Economics from Harvard University. She received an MBA with highest distinction from the Harvard Business School. In 2007, Ms. Sandberg was named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune.