Today, at the Re/Code Conference, Sheryl Sandberg denied that she had any interest in leaving Facebook to become the CEO of Disney. Her name has come up as a potential successor to Bob Iger following the departure of heir apparent Tom Staggs.
Here is the exchange between Sandberg and Re/Code founder Kara Swisher:
Kara Swisher: “There was a point raised that you could be CEO of Disney. Did you want to be CEO of Disney?”
Sheryl Sandberg: “I love my job. Mark and I gave our first ever public interview, on not this stage but on your stage, and Mark had a vision and a mission for what it is to connect the world. We had 70 million users. Today we have 1.65 billion. We have an incredible team — an incredibly close team, we’re all really good friends, and the product has a way of changing us as well. So I get to work with my closest friends … on something I really believe in.”
Swisher: So you don’t want another job?
Sandberg: I don’t want another job.
Swisher: And you don’t want to run for office?
Sandberg: I don’t want to run for office. I don’t want another job. I love Facebook.