Instagram Names Its First COO, Facebook’s Marne Levine; Joel Kaplan Promoted to Succeed Her

Facebook vice president of global public policy Marne Levine is moving over to Instagram, where she will become the photo- and video-sharing network’s first chief operating officer, Re/code reported, and The Washington Post’s The Switch blog reported that Facebook VP of U.S. public policy Joel Kaplan was promoted to succeed Levine.

MarneLevine650Facebook vice president of global public policy Marne Levine is moving over to Instagram, where she will become the photo- and video-sharing network’s first chief operating officer, Re/code reported, and The Washington Post’s The Switch blog reported that Facebook VP of U.S. public policy Joel Kaplan was promoted to succeed Levine.

An Instagram spokesperson told Re/code Levine will oversee day-to-day operations, including human resources, policy and communications, as well as playing a role in partnerships, marketing, monetization and business operations. She will report directly to co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom.

Levine follows in the path of Instagram global head of business and brand development James Quarles, who also made the move to Instagram in August after several years with Facebook, most recently as managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Kaplan, who joined Facebook in 2011 as head of its office in Washington, D.C., will continue to be based there, The Switch reported, adding that a replacement has not been named for his previous role.