Sheryl Sandberg joins the board of SurveyMonkey, where her late husband was CEO

Dave Goldberg and Sheryl SandbergFacebook/Sheryl SandbergDave Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has joined the board of directors of SurveyMonkey, the Silicon Valley start-up at which her late husband was the CEO, according to the New York Times.

Sandberg said she was joining SurveyMonkey, which offers online polling services, to help realise the vision of building a lasting company that impacts the way the world does business, according to the Times report.

Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, who was SurveyMonkey’s CEO for six years, died unexpectedly while on exercising on vacation in Mexico in May. Goldberg, a well-liked and much-respected figure in Silicon Valley, grew the company from a staff of 14 to more than 500 employees with a valuation of roughly $US2 billion, the report said.

SurveyMonkey also appointed David Ebersman, the former CFO of Facebook, to its board.

The did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the news.

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