Chris Cox is chief product officer at Facebook, leading its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. After earning his bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University in 2004, Chris joined Facebook in 2005 as a software engineer and helped build the first versions of key Facebook features, including News Feed. He then became director of human resources, setting the tone for Facebook’s culture. In 2008, he became Facebook’s vice president of product, where he built the initial product management and design teams, before being promoted to chief product officer in 2014. From April 2019 through May 2020, Chris spent time researching and pursuing new projects focused on climate. He returned to Facebook in June 2020.