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Kevin A. Mayer      

Former CEO of TikTok & COO of ByteDance

Kevin A. Mayer is a business executive who formerly served as the CEO of popular social media app TikTok and COO of ByteDance, from May of 2020 until his resignation in August of that same year. Mayer resigned due to tensions between TikTok and the U.S. government over TikTok's ties with China.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of TikTok, Mayer was the Chairman of the direct-to-consumer and international division of The Walt Disney Company. He was previously the senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Disney where he managed their acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox. He also directed the divestitures of Miramax and ABC Radio.

Mayer holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, as well as a master's degree from San Diego State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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New TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Explains Why He Left Disney - Variety

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TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer Resigns - The New York Times

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