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Facebook has appointed Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at the company, to its board of directors.

Ms. Sandberg oversees Facebook’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications.

Mark Zuckerberg (Founder and CEO, Facebook): Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth and success over the years. Her understanding of our mission and long-term opportunity, and her experience both at Facebook and on public company boards makes her a natural fit for our board.

Prior to Facebook, Ms. Sandberg was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products worldwide. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton and began her career as an economist with the World Bank. She received B.A. and M.B.A degrees from Harvard University.

Ms. Sandberg also serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

Along with Ms. Sandberg, Facebook’s current board members are: Mark Zuckerberg; Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz; Erskine Bowles, president emeritus, University of North Carolina system; James Breyer, Accel Partners; Donald Graham, chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company; Reed Hastings, chairman and CEO, Netflix; and Peter Thiel, Founders Fund.