Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and sister of social media giant Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, described Pakistan as one of the friendliest countries during her address at AdAsia 2019 in Lahore.
Randi Jayne Zuckerberg (born February 28, 1982) is an American businesswoman. She is the former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook, and a sister of the company’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Prior to working at Facebook, she was a panelist on Forbes on Fox. As of May 2014, she is founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor-in-chief (EIC) of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website, and creator of Dot, an animated television show about a young girl (the eponymous Dot) who uses technology to enhance both her educational experiences and recreational activities
During her session, Zuckerberg was full of praise for the country and its women such as Malala Yousafzai and former late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
She said that this shows that Pakistan honors its women and surprised that Pakistan gave so many soccer balls to the cricket world.
Talking about Facebook, she said: “When we started, we were a 12-member team. Today, Facebook has 102 offices with thousands of employees. As the chief marketing officer of Facebook, my budget was nothing. You have to work on a passion project, exploring it day and night.”
Zuckerberg said it was not necessary that every new idea would be accepted.
“It could be a flop as well. None of us would change the world if we constantly remain glued to our phones,” she added.
AdAsia is an advertising and marketing communications congress in Asia, organized bi-annually by the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA).