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Facebook executive is Thomson Reuters new product chief

Thomson Reuters has hired a Facebook executive to be its chief product officer. He is David Wong (photo) who was previously with TV ratings firm Nielsen.


Thomson Reuters CEO Steve Hasker, who succeeded James Smith in March, is a former president of Nielsen.


Wong, now working in Toronto, said on LinkedIn: “Now more than ever, the world needs authoritative information, truth, and justice. Thomson Reuters is a leader in journalism, underpins the legal and justice system, and helps companies with taxation and regulation. I’m proud to be part of this team, and I'm eager to build products that help our customers with these crucial challenges!”


At Facebook he was product management lead for advertising measurement for the past 18 months. ■