Today we’re announcing Malik Ducard is joining Pinterest as Chief Content Officer. Malik will join Pinterest’s executive team and report directly to co-founder and CEO, Ben Silbermann.
As our first Chief Content Officer, Malik will lead Pinterest’s content and creator team, tasked with developing content strategy, shaping creator vision and building relationships with the creator community. His experience working with creators coupled with his passion for content safety, privacy and inclusivity make him an incredible addition to Pinterest’s leadership team.
“As we continue our work to drive meaningful engagement between creators and their communities, we’re thrilled to have Malik’s leadership, expertise and creativity,” said Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO at Pinterest. “Not only was I impressed by Malik’s background, but his values of ensuring content is safe, inspiring and reflective of the world around us, are directly aligned with our mission.”
Malik spent over a decade in leadership roles at YouTube, most recently as VP of Content Partnerships, leading development for some of the platform’s key corporate responsibility and public interest partnership efforts around Learning, Social Impact, Kids & Family, Health, and Human Rights & Racial Justice. He also helped to shepherd YouTube’s response to rapidly evolving challenges ranging from COVID-19 to kids' privacy and created the $100M #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, among several others.
Malik’s contributions to the creator community have been immense and if that wasn’t enough, he’s also an author of the childrens’ book, "Henry's Big Win", winner of the Jessie Redmon Fauset Award for Best Children's Book. We’re incredibly lucky to have his talent, expertise and relationships here at Pinterest.
From Malik: "I am incredibly excited and honored to be joining the Pinterest team. The amazing work that the team has done in building an inspiring experience for nearly half a billion users and creators around the world was so compelling to me. Ben, his leadership team and the teams at the company have a strong vision for the platform that is as inspiring as the platform itself - and I'm excited to be a part of that. I love working with great teams, innovative minds, and creative content and experiences -- and Pinterest has that in abundance. I have cherished my time at YouTube, my team at YouTube, and all of our great partnerships. The ethos of positivity and possibility is alive and well at both organizations - and I consider myself amongst the fortunate who will have had an opportunity to operate, tackle challenges, drive change, and build in both places."