Javier Olivan is Chief Growth Officer at Facebook. He currently leads the central products and functions that span the four large Facebook applications: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp. This includes Facebook’s growth efforts, integrity, ads and business platform, commerce and social impact efforts. Beyond his product teams, he leads several other groups, including Facebook’s teams for data science, internationalization, UX research and content strategy. Prior to Facebook, Javier was a product manager at Siemens Mobile where he led a cross-functional team charged with the development and market launch of handset devices.
Javier holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and master’s degrees in both electrical and industrial engineering from the University of Navarra. He sits on the board of Endeavor, a nonprofit supporting the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. Javier grew up in a small town in the Pyrenees mountains of Spain and currently lives with his family in Palo Alto, California.